Michelle Obama for Senate in 2018?
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinHeat wave sparks historically unseasonable wildfires in West Energized Trump probes pose problems for Biden Granholm defends US emissions targets: 'If we don't take action, where are we?' MORE (D-Calif.) said she was flattered by rumors that first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats await Manchin decision on voting rights bill Biden plans to host Obama for portrait unveiling that Trump skipped: report More than 70 companies call on Senate to pass voting right bill 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.