Michael Reagan Considering Run Against Sen. Dianne Feinstein in 2012

Michael Reagan, son of the former president, told the San Francisco Chronicle that he's looking at challenging California Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2012.

A poll out this week showed Feinstein with the highest negatives in her nearly 20 years in the Senate. Results that would presumably give Reagan or any other Republican interested in making a challenge an increased reason to do so.

So far no Republicans have announced for the race. Reagan declined to answer further questions about his intentions.

This week it was learned that Feinstein's campaign accounts were "wiped out" in the accounting scandal that linked her to longtime treasurer Kinde Durkee. The latest FEC filings show Feinstein with more than five million dollars in the bank but it's not clear how much of that money actually exists or when the campaign might be able to access its remaining funds.