California Rep. Katie Porter announces run for Feinstein’s Senate seat
California Congresswoman Katie Porter is running for Senate. Porter says she’s announcing her candidacy because California needs a warrior in Washington.
Katie Porter: “The Threat from so-called leaders like Mitch McConnell has too often made the Senate the place where rights get revoked, special interests get rewarded, and our democracy gets rigged.”
There’s a catch, Porter is running for the seat currently held by Senator Dianne Feinstein and Feinstein has yet to announce her plans for 2024. The Senator is 89 making her the oldest member of the chamber, she’s held her position for 30 years.
In December, she addressed speculation about her future by saying she plans to serve the remainder of her term that ends in 2024 and will make a decision about re-election by spring.
Whether Porter faces Feinstein or someone else in the primary, she’s got a big head start in fundraising. She had more than seven million dollars leftover after November’s midterms and is asking supporters for more money in her announcement.
Normally it’s proper etiquette in WAshington to allow a senior member like Feinstein to make an announcement before jumping into the race. But Katie Porter is known for doing things differently, and did just read a book on the subtle art of not giving a care in the world. We will follow Feinstein’s announcement, and all 2024 election contests on Straight Arrow News.com.