Rep. Barbara Lee (D-California) announced Tuesday that she will be competing in the 2024 Democratic Senate race. Retired Senator Diane Feinstein.
“Californians deserve a strong, progressive leader who has made a real difference,” Lee, 76, said in a social media post revealing his long-rumored campaign for the coveted seat. made it
Lee’s announcement makes her the third leading Democratic candidate for the seat Feinstein, 89, has held since 1992.With Congressman Katie Porter Adam Schiffboth California Democrats have already tossed their hats into the ring.
If elected in 2024, Lee will be the only black woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.
The campaign’s launch video highlighted Lee’s personal struggles and experiences in major civil rights movements and promoted her progressive record.
“When my high school said cheerleaders couldn’t be black, I embraced them,” Lee said. I have earned a position as
She noted her work in passing legal protections for women and people in the LGBTQ community and her efforts to secure global AIDS funding.
Lee also voiced her lone opposition to the president’s broad expansion of war powers just days after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
“In the face of countless death threats, I was the only ‘no’ vote,” Lee said.
The 12th-term congressman, who has been in the House since 1998 and is now vying to succeed the state’s longest-serving senator, expects attacks over her long tenure in politics. It looked like there was
“For those who say my time has passed, well, when is it going to be obsolete to make a change?” Lee said in the video.
Feinstein said he would retire in 2024 when his current term expires, opening one of the Senate’s most powerful and definitely blue seats. With Republicans taking control of the House in November’s midterm elections, a chance to represent California in the rest of the Democratic-majority House is expected to create a crowded, expensive and intense primary.
https://www.cnbc.com/2023/02/21/barbara-lee-running-for-dianne-feinstein-california-senate-seat.html Barbara Lee running for California Senator Diane Feinstein