Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

Dianne Feinstein: 'We need a law' banning bump stocks on firearms

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) officially declared her intention to run for reelection Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been an intense scramble of Golden State politics to succeed her.

Feinstein also announced the run on Twitter, using an unverified account that remained dormant since 2013. She joined the Senate in 1992 after winning a special election. Lots more to do: "ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare, I'm all in!" she tweeted. "I'm all in!" the tweet said, a statement Feinstein's spokesperson confirmed as accurate.

Feinstein is the oldest USA senator but among several octogenarians, including Republicans Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Richard Shelby, Jim Inhofe, Pat Roberts and John McCain.

Gun control has been a top priority for Feinstein since she entered Congress.

Feinstein is one of eight octogenarians in the US Senate.

Joseph Sanberg, a former Wall Street investor and entrepreneur who successfully lobbied for California's earned income tax credit program, is another potential Feinstein primary challenger. He did not, however, make clear his own plans.

Beyond opposition from the left in the media and with some holding office, Feinstein may face problems with California voters. 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.

The rising liberal star Sen.

"I strongly support Dianne's reelection campaign, and am thankful she is again offering to serve our state", Harris wrote. "We are better off with her leadership and I look forward to continuing to fight together for California in the Senate".

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is reportedly hosting a fundraiser for Feinstein.

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