- Rep. Katie Porter of California is eyeing a potential 2024 Senate bid, according to Politico.
- Dianne Feinstein is up for reelection in 2024, but has not yet announced her intentions.
- Porter’s potential entry into the race would likely offer a huge burst of momentum for progressives.
Rep. Katie Porter of California — one of the most prominent progressive Democrats in the country — is eyeing a 2024 Senate campaign, according to a Politico report.
Porter, a third-term lawmaker who was reelected last November in her Orange County-anchored district, would boast strong name identification and ties to leading progressive groups if she chose to enter the race.
But at the moment, veteran Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein — a former San Francisco mayor who has served in the upper chamber since 1992 — could very well seek reelection.
Feinstein, now in her fifth term, is widely expected to retire after the upcoming 2024 cycle, but neither she nor her campaign have commented on her intentions.
Candidates who might compete against Porter in a potential open seat include Rep. Barbara Lee, a liberal icon who represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Rep. Adam Schiff, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who represents a Los Angeles-area district.