Feinstein, who has served California in the Senate since 1992, will be 85 on Election Day next November. "But there's still so much work left to do, from ending gun violence, to combating climate change, to ensuring proper and affordable access to healthcare, and to giving DREAMers the chance to stay in the United States". "I'm all in!" the tweet said, a statement Feinstein's spokesperson confirmed as accurate.
Feinstein has come under fire from liberals who argue she hasn't done enough to block President Trump's nominees as the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.
The veteran Democrat had dodged questions about whether she would seek a fifth term, leaving her party in the nation's most populous state in limbo about whether to start grooming a possible replacement.
"Regulations aren't going to do it", she said in the interview which airs Sunday morning.
The mere implication that Trump could be a "good president" drew the ire of state Senate president Kevin de León, whose recent two-day trip to Washington was seen as laying the groundwork for a potential Senate run. "She's continuing her record of public service in the Senate, working on critical issues and the fight for the values we hold dear". On Monday, Padilla wrote on Twitter that she has delivered for California.
"What Californians get from Dianne is someone who sticks to her principles and achieves results regardless of powerful opponents, from the assaults weapons ban to the Central Intelligence Agency torture report", Harris said. "What Californians get from Dianne is someone who sticks to her principles and achieves results regardless of powerful opponents, from the assault weapons ban to the Central Intelligence Agency torture report".
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, meanwhile, plans to host a fundraiser for Feinstein's re-election campaign, the Los Angeles Times reported last week.
"Her policies are completely out of touch with California Democrats, and we think she'd be more at home in a Republican primary", said Corbin Trent, a member of the group.