Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was flattered by rumors that first lady Michelle Obama wants to run for her seat if she were to retire in 2018.

“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.

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