Devin Nunes (R-Visalia) may challenge Feinstein for Senate seat

From the Bakersfield Californian:

U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, has never been known for diplomacy when it comes to Democrats in the California congressional delegation, especially Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

“It’s time for Sen. Feinstein to get off her butt and do something,” Nunes says regarding the economic problems besetting the San Joaquin Valley.

“I have tried to be nice, and I have tried to work with her. She is all talk and no action.”

Nunes has even started running television spots in his 21st Congressional District against her, paid for out of his own $1.4 million political war chest. It features her likeness and blames federal policies she either supports — or fails to fight — for making things worse for the valley on a wide range of issues, including air pollution.

It’s the kind of behavior you would expect of someone preparing to challenge the veteran senator in 2012. And Nunes, after being coy about the question for weeks, says he is now giving it serious thought.

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