Senator Dianne Feinstein Will Seek Sixth Term At Age 84

Marsha Scott
October 10, 2017

She is also a senior member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and was the first woman to lead that panel, from 2009 through 2015.

"Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare", the 84-year-old California Democrat tweeted from a rarely used account, which her office confirmed was authentic.

"But not let Dianne Feinstein, which is what she wants to do, turn this all into some Christmas tree on the Hill where she brings all her anti-gun circus, she's been trying to do for years, into this", he continued.

But NBC also notes that in such a large and diverse state, it can be hard for candidates with no name recognition to break through, and the "the "jungle primary" system, in which the top two candidates, regardless of party, advance to the general election, is created to have a moderating influence, which could help protect Feinstein". If elected, this will be her fifth term. "Right now we're seeing one president change actions of a - of a president that came before him, and that would happen in this area".

Feinstein, a long-standing anti-Second Amendment senator, appeared on multiple TV shows pushing legislation to ban "bump stocks" in response to the Las Vegas shooting.

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Gun control has been a top priority for Feinstein since she entered Congress.

The issue of gun violence surged to the fore last week after a shooter in Las Vegas slaughtered 58 people and injured almost 500 more with high-powered semi-automatic rifles.

The mere implication that Trump could be a "good president" drew the ire of state Senate president Kevin de León, whose recent two-day trip to Washington was seen as laying the groundwork for a potential Senate run.

Feinstein announced the run on social media on Monday, noting her desire to keep fighting for various issues facing the country.

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