Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee submitted documents Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission to run for senate in California, establishing her entryway into a main that’s forming up to be competitive and congested.
Lee hasn’t made a main statement yet, and a spokesperson informed The Associated Press that Lee “is submitting preparatory documents and her statement will come prior to completion of the month.” Her filing comes one day after long time Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein revealed that she would not be looking for reelection next year.
When she does officially sign up with the race, Lee will take on with 2 other popular Democratic competitors who revealed Senate quotes previously this year, Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter. Under California’s main system, all prospects work on the very same tally, with the leading 2 vote-getters, no matter celebration, advancing to the basic election.
According to her newest FEC filing, Lee had simply $52,000 in money on hand getting in 2023, putting her at a drawback compared to her well-funded competitors. Schiff– who’s likewise been backed by previous Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi– had more than $20 million stocked at the end of the year, while Porter had more than $7.4 million.
In January, Lee informed coworkers in the Congressional Black Caucus that she prepared to run for Senate.