Feinstein says she won’t run for re-election

Sen. Dianne Feinstein earlier this year. AP photo.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced today (Feb. 14) that she will not seek reelection in 2024, signaling the end of a groundbreaking political career spanning six decades in which she shattered gender barriers and left a mark on political battles over reproductive rights, gun control and environmental protection.

“I am announcing today I will not run for reelection in 2024 but intend to accomplish as much for California as I can through the end of next year when my term ends,” said the San Francisco Democrat in a statement.

“Even with a divided Congress, we can still pass bills that will improve lives. Each of us was sent here to solve problems. That’s what I’ve done for the last 30 years, and that’s what I plan to do for the next two years. My thanks to the people of California for allowing me to serve them.”

Feinstein, 89, was first elected to the Senate in 1992 and is the oldest member of Congress. — By the Associated Press


  1. Good news. When will Eshoo decide she’s too old and step down? Why is the “party of youth” led by so many people in their 70s and 80s?

  2. The year Feinstein was born, Heavyweight boxer Joe Louis fought Max Baer, Der Führer was in power, Franklin D Roosevelt was President and Chinese weren’t allowed to vote in the U.S. Oh wait that’s Anna Eshoo. Send them both packing.

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