Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the oldest current US senator, said on Monday she was "all in" to run for re-election next year in her home state of California.
"I am all in!" she wrote.
A former mayor of San Francisco first elected to the Senate in 1992, Feinstein has coasted to victory in past re-election races. At 84, Feinstein is the oldest senator now serving in the chamber.
"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. The No. 2 Senate Republican, John Cornyn of Texas, has said he's open to legislation and that he'd spoken with Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley, who was interested in holding a hearing.More news: Bigg Boss: Evicted contestant files police complaint against host Salman Khan
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The powerful lobby last week surprised many gun control advocates by embracing possible restrictions on the bump stock devices in the wake of the shootings that killed more than 50 people and injured 500, prompting bipartisan support in Congress for regulating or banning bump stocks.
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. If she were to win, she would be 91 by the time her term ended. She said the change in gun laws must be permanent and codified by Congress, not addressed through regulations only. Adam B. Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman, were said to be preparing for a Senate campaign if Feinstein opted to retire. And two prominent Latino Democrats, Secretary of State Alex Padilla and state Sen.
Now that Feinstein has announced her intentions, the political future of one other long-serving senator remains unknown. Sen.
However, when reminded of her age, a mere 38 percent said it would be good for her to run again, while 62 percent say it would be a bad idea.