Rep. Barbara Lee On Wednesday, (D-Calif.), she told her colleagues that she plans to run for office. SenateThe Sunday Review was informed by a source that is familiar with these discussions.

Politico first reported That the representative spoke of her intentions to run for office Senate In 2024, during a closed-door session of the Congressional Black Caucus. Lee said she is waiting to make a formal announcement about her candidacy out of respect for Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has yet to say if she’ll run for a sixth term, and the Floods, ongoing storms and other calamities California is currently in crisis

“Right now, in respect to [Sen.] Dianne Feinstein and the floods and what I’m doing, I’m doing my work. And we’ll let them know when I intend to go to the next step. But now’s the time not to talk about that,” They told her Politico.

Lee Will make an announcement “when it’s appropriate,” Feinstein already knows about Feinstein’s intentions to run for office, but she has not spoken with her. The Washington Post reports.

News of Lee’s plans to run for Senate A day later, it emerged Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., announced her candidacy. Rep. Adam Schiff (D.Calif.), has also hinted at a run. Meanwhile, Feinstein said Tuesday “everyone is of course welcome to throw their hat in the ring” and that she’d make an announcement about her electoral future “at the appropriate time.”

Lee Representative of Oakland and Berkeley, he has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1992. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) reportedly considered Lee To replace Kamala Harris in the Senate Instead of voting for Alex Padilla, the chief California election officer in 2020, he opted instead to run.

The Sunday Review’s Igor Bobic contributed reporting.