Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., a progressive star who won re-election in November, announced her 2024 Senate campaign Tuesday.

“Especially in times like these, California needs a warrior in Washington. That is exactly why I am announcing my candidacy,» Porter said in a video.

Porter’s announcement comes amid uncertainty over whether California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, 89, will retire at the end of 2024.

Porter made no reference to Feinstein in his video announcement, but said, «it’s time for new leadership in the United States Senate.»