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Barack Obama endorses Dianne Feinstein for Senate

Dianne Feinstein moves to embrace Barack Obama on a tarmac
Former President Barack Obama is greeted by Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Photo: Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama released a statement Friday endorsing Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca.), 84, for reelection to the Senate, amid speculation that she might have trouble facing off other Democratic candidates come November.

Why it matters: Obama has begun to reinsert himself back into the political sphere after months of staying away from Washington affairs. In March, Politico first reported that he will appear at a fundraiser for Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) in Beverly Hills on May 6.