Dianne Feinstein, oldest United States senator, announces reelection bid

Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is giving her strongest hints so far that she’s going to seek a fifth full Senat

Sen. Dianne Feinstein D-Calif. ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Feinstein is giving her strongest hints so far that she’s going to seek a fifth full Senat

Dianne Feinstein's (D., Calif.) reelection bid for 2018 after she announced her decision to run on Monday.

Feinstein has been in her seat since 1992.

"After 47 years in elected office and 25 years in the Senate, she continues to cling to office as a voice for the status quo", Khanna continued. "But there's still so much work left to do, from ending gun violence, to combating climate change, to ensuring proper and affordable access to healthcare, and to giving DREAMers the chance to stay in the United States". At 84, Feinstein is the oldest senator now serving in the chamber.

A poll from UC Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies found that 45 percent of registered voters would cast their ballots for Feinstein should she chose to run again. The survey found that just 41 percent of adults say she should run for a sixth term and that only 43 percent of likely voters believe the senator should seek another term.

London Museum Crash 'Not Terrorist-Related'
The current threat level in the U.K.is "severe"-the second highest classification, which indicates an attack is likely". Mark added: 'I think everyone seems to be just trying to carry on as normal because no one knows what is happening'.

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.

In the past week, Feinstein was vaulted once again into the national spotlight as she renewed her campaign to enact gun control legislation in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said that if Republicans were willing to pass a bill banning bump stock devices - like those used by the Las Vegas hotel sniper - he would support the legislation, even if it was not accompanied by any other restrictions of weapons purchases.

"Right now we are seeing one president changes actions of a president that came before him and that would happen in this area", the senator said.

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.

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