Rep. Barbara Lee Formally Launches US Senate Bid

The Washington Post reports:

Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee launched her bid to become California’s next U.S. senator on Tuesday, touting her history as a unwavering champion of liberal causes as she underscored the importance of electing a Black female senator to a chamber that has had none since Kamala D. Harris resigned in 2021 to become vice president.

Lee, who is from Oakland, Calif., released a video kicking off her run, which has been expected for weeks. “No one is rolling out the welcome mat, especially for someone like me,” she says in the video, which goes on to detail hardships she has endured during her life. The announcement comes during Black History Month, a deliberate move by Lee.

Read the full article. Fellow House reps Adam Schiff and Katie Porter launched their own bids early this month.