Danville Republican Elizabeth Emken has formally announced her intentions to run against U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in November, Highland Community News reported.
Emken, who Danville Patch profiled in November, was a 2010 Republican congressional candidate and a national advocate for children with autism.
She ran in the 2010 GOP primary for the House seat, held by incumbent Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, and finished fourth out of four.
Emken stated on her website that voters want a new senator because they believe the current incumbent has failed. "Now, more than ever, America needs a new direction in Washington," she said on the website.