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Adam Schiff Wins California Senate Primary With Republican Steve Garvey Heading To Runoff

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff won the state's Super Tuesday jungle primary for the 2024 U.S. Senate race, according to multiple reports, defeating Republican candidate and former Major League Baseball player Steve Garvey. He came in second place, earning him the right to participate in the final election.

Schiff, who has served in the House of Representatives since 2001, gained widespread attention in 2019 with comments such as: host House of Representatives Intelligence Committee leadership During the initial impeachment proceedings against then-President Donald Trump, label him Poisonous terms such as “pencil neck” and “shifty sif.” Schiff, Most likely candidate In the race for the Senate seat vacated by the late Dianne Feinstein, won the primary Garvey defeated Democratic Rep. Katie Porter of California with about 38% of the vote as of Tuesday night. come second — to set up a general election contest between the two men. (Related: New poll finds Steve Garvey ahead of Adam Schiff, Democrat Field in California's open Senate primary)

“My opponent is @SteveyGarvey6 “I went from playing first base to being a far-right fielder and politically active,” Schiff wrote before Election Day. “Californians deserve a senator who will fight for them and not just parrot MAGA talking points.”

In California, all candidates run for office except for the president. single preliminary ballot, the top two candidates, regardless of party, advance to the general election. is known as “.”jungle primary” system. This means that only Schiff and Garvey will be on the November general election ballot, and Schiff could win the seat in California, which is heavily Democratic. is high, and the Cook Partisan Voting Index score is D+13.

Schiff is It was deleted From the House Intelligence Committee on January 25, 2023, and condemned He will be indicted by the Republican-led House of Representatives on June 21, 2023, for his involvement in the impeachment inquiry. Republicans attacked him during his candidacy in California. explained as a “gift” to his campaign.

Mr. Garvey's second-place finish in the general election is an upset over Mr. Porter, who led him to victory. most polls Until recently, he had long been considered Schiff's main adversary. The third Democratic candidate, Rep. Barbara Lee, finished fourth in the race.

Garvey, 75 years old; played He played for Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1969 to 1987, winning the World Series in 1981 and being named Most Valuable Player (MVP) in 1974. campaign platform Focuses on homelessness, crime, and border security.

“As a member of Congress, my opponents can introduce legislation at any time. They cannot solve our immigration crisis, and it will only get worse on their watch,” Garvey said. I have written “The Latino community can't trust them, but I will prioritize them,” he tweeted on Feb. 29.

Mr. Schiff and Mr. Garvey are scheduled to run in the next two Senate races. special election Feinstein's remaining term election The winner of the special election will take office immediately after the Nov. 5 vote and will be older than the senators who will take office in the 119th Congress.

The California primary was one of the most expensive races in the nation, with Democratic candidates raising nearly $50 million for each other's campaigns. California, largest state Based on the population of this country, most expensive media market Political advertising has become expensive in this country.

Feinstein's immediate successor, California Democratic Sen. LaFonza Butler, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on October 1, 2023, has declined to run for the term.

Schiff and Garvey's campaigns did not respond to requests for comment.

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