Michelle Obama for Senate in 2018?
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Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Goldman Sachs - Tipping point week for Trump, Biden, Congress, voters This week: Clock ticks on chance for coronavirus deal Biden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big MORE (D-Calif.) said she was flattered by rumors that first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaMelania Trump to appear at Pennsylvania rally Juan Williams: Trump's search for dirt falls flat The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden set for dueling town halls amid battleground blitz 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.