Michelle Obama for Senate in 2018?
© Judy Kurtz

Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne FeinsteinOnly Congress can enable drone technology to reach its full potential Grassley: Comey must say if FBI investigated Sessions Grassley doesn't see how Judiciary 'can avoid' obstruction probe MORE (D-Calif.) said she was flattered by rumors that first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaMichelle Obama holds fitness 'bootcamps' for friends Obama marks Father’s Day: ‘I'm most proud to be Sasha and Malia's dad’ Obamas invited to be honorary football coach at University of Michigan MORE wants to run for her seat if she were to retire in 2018.

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"I'm flattered, if that should be true. Somehow, I do not believe it is true, but I would be flattered if it were," she said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union."

Orb Magazine published an article Thursday suggesting Michelle Obama was being courted to run for Feinstein's seat.

“Barack could golf year-round and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake control of her own life,” said a "person familiar with their thinking" in the article.

“Remember, Michelle is a Harvard-educated lawyer whose career was more robust than Barack’s was when they met," the unidentified person said.

Feinstein said she has "no idea" what she will be doing in 2018, adding she would make a decision "in due time."

"That's four years from now, and that's one of the nice things of a six-year term," she said. "I've served two years of my term, and you know, I'll make a decision in due time."

Feinstein, California's senior senator, did sneak in another endorsement during her CNN interview, for the San Francisco Giants, who are playing the Kansas City Royals in the World Series

"Go Giants! I got it in! I got it in!" she said gleefully.