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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.