Dianne Feinstein Sets Record With 7.3 Million Votes
California Senator Dianne Feinstein had no serious opposition in her bid for re-election, which is perhaps why she managed to do something that no other Senator has ever done:
Dianne Feinstein is the most popular senator in U.S. history.
If you measure by votes won, that is. The latest, semi-official tally from the California secretary of state reports the Democratic senator won nearly 7.3 million votes on Nov. 6, breaking the previous Senate record held by her colleague, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Feinstein won 7,297,972 votes on Election Day – 342,244 more votes than Boxer in her 2004 re-election romp.
That number will likely increase as final votes are counted and certified. In terms of percentages, Feinstein walked away with 62% of the vote to her Republican opponents 38%.