Katie Porter announces her candidacy for the US Senate, seeking to fill the seat currently held by Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Katie Porter, a rising star in the Democratic Party and a third-term congresswoman from California, announced her candidacy for the United States Senate on Tuesday.

Porter, who studied under Elizabeth Warren at Harvard University and has gained a following among liberal Democrats.

will be running in the 2024 election for the seat currently held by Senator Dianne Feinstein.

At 89 years old, Feinstein has not yet announced her plans for the upcoming election, but many expect her to retire amid concerns about her age and ability to serve.

Porter, 49, emphasized the need for new leadership in her announcement video, saying “It’s time for new leadership in the U.S. Senate.”

Feinstein acknowledged that she would make an announcement about her plans for 2024 at the appropriate time, but for now is focused on addressing the storms currently battering California.

Porter's early campaign announcement draws comparisons to Elizabeth Warren's early entrance into the 2020 presidential race.

and sets the stage for what is likely to be one of the most expensive intraparty contests in the country.

Katie Porter was observed sitting in the chamber, appearing unengaged and absorbed in a book on 'the subtle art' of disregarding the events taking place."