A Field Poll released last week found Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is not immune to voter discontent with Congress and is now saddled with a 41 percent approval rating.
On top of that, Feinsteinís $5 million war chest might have been depleted as part of an alleged embezzlement by a prominent Democratic campaign treasurer, and one Republican with a famous last name could be stepping forward to take her on.
Itís not just any ďReagan RepublicanĒ looking to take her on ó itís Michael Reagan, a former conservative radio talk-show host and son of President Ronald Reagan. Reagan told the San Francisco Chronicle heís considering a bid.
Still, the stateís demographics and recent voting history are on Feinsteinís side: California hasnít elected a Republican to the Senate since 1988, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) won re-election by 10 points last year in a strong cycle for Republicans nationwide.
From left, Rep. Christopher H. Smith, R-N.J., David Goldman, the father of a child who was abducted to Brazil by the mother, and Arvind Chawdra, a father whose two children were abducted to India by their mother, attend a news conference in the Rayburn House Office Building on international child abduction.
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.