Democratic Senator Feinstein, 84, 'all in' on re-election

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In a Sunday interview with NBC News' Meet the Press, Feinstein said the public would find out "very shortly" whether she will run for a fifth term in the U.S. Senate next year.

"I am running for reelection to the Senate", she tweeted from a rarely used account that her office confirmed is genuine. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare.

Feinstein's reelection bid was quickly endorsed by fellow California Senator Kamala Harris.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Garcetti wrote, "In this topsy-turvy world of the Trump administration, we need her seniority and her experience now, more than ever", in an invitation to the fundraiser, which he is co-hosting with his wife, Amy Wakeland.

Feinstein has been a leading advocate for stricter gun safety laws for decades, and last week introduced legislation that would ban so-called bump stocks.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Rifle Association is opposing a ban on "bump stocks" like the device used by the Las Vegas gunman to turn semi-automatic weapons into rapid-fire guns, stressing its support for more limited regulations.

She also sparked outrage in August when she said, of President Trump, "I just hope he has the ability to learn and to change, and if he does, he can be a good president". The devices were found on several of the weapons in the assailant's Las Vegas hotel room. Adam B. Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Brad Sherman, were said to be preparing for a Senate campaign if Feinstein opted to retire. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah), who has served since 1977, has still not officially stated whether he plans to run again. 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.

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