Rep. Barbara Lee’s Senate Run Endorsed by Fellow Bay Space Home Member

U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, picked up an endorsement for her bid for U.S. Senate on Sunday from a fellow Bay Space Home member, Ro Khanna, D-Fremont. 

Khanna will function the co-chair for Lee’s senate marketing campaign, a spokesperson for Lee confirmed. 

“I’m excited and proud to endorse my good pal Barbara Lee for U.S. Senate. Barbara is the progressive chief Californians want proper now, and her strong file as certainly one of Congress’ most outspoken champions of justice speaks for itself,” Khanna stated in an announcement. 

Lee stated she was honored to obtain the endorsement. 

“Within the Senate, I promise to at all times arise for our progressive values and be a voice for the unvoiced, so all of us have a seat on the desk and, collectively, can ship actual change.  I have been doing this my total profession and I am going to maintain doing it within the Senate,” Lee stated. 

The endorsement ends hypothesis that Khanna may also run for the seat being vacated by Dianne Feinstein, who stated earlier this 12 months that she is not going to search re-election. 

Khanna is backing Lee over two different Home colleagues, Adam Schiff and Katie Porter, who each characterize congressional districts in Southern California.  

Lee has additionally obtained endorsements from California Legal professional Normal Rob Bonta and state Controller Malia Cohen, amongst others.