Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced Thursday that he plans to run in 2024 for the Senate seat currently held by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Feinstein, 89, who was first elected to the Senate in 1992, has not yet announced whether she intends to run for another term or retire.
“We’re in the fight of our lives for the future of our country. Our democracy is under assault from MAGA extremists, who care only about gaining power and keeping it. And our economy is simply not working for millions of Americans, who are working harder than ever just to get by,” Schiff said in a statement launching his campaign.
Democrats “need a fighter in the U.S. Senate who has been at the center of the struggle for our democracy and our economy,” Schiff added.
“I look forward to campaigning hard in this race, meeting Californians where they are, and listening to what they want from their next Senator,” Schiff said. “I hope to earn their votes and their trust.”
Schiff, 62, has served in the House since 2001, and was the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Earlier this week Schiff and fellow California Congressman Eric Swalwell, D, were booted off the House Intelligence Committee by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-California.