Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate race

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Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate race

Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate race

Los Angeles Rep. Adam Schiff and former Dodgers player Steve Garvey will face off in the U.S. Senate race.

In a surprising turn of events, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of Los Angeles and former Los Angeles Dodgers player Steve Garvey have secured spots in the general election runoff for the California U.S. Senate seat. The Associated Press has officially called the race, confirming that Schiff and Garvey will compete to represent California in the Senate.

Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate race
Adam Schiff and Republican Garvey advance in the California U.S. Senate race

 

Schiff and Garvey Beat Out Strong Democratic Contenders

Schiff and Garvey managed to surpass the competition, which included Orange County Congresswoman Katie Porter and Oakland Congresswoman Barbara Lee, both Democrats. The top-two primary system in California, where all candidates appear on the same ballot regardless of party, allowed Schiff and Garvey to advance to the runoff.

A Major Win for Schiff

This matchup is particularly significant in California, a predominantly Democratic state where a Republican hasn’t won statewide since 2006. Schiff’s strategic move to run ads supporting Garvey paid off, as it helped him avoid a runoff against another Democrat.

No Female Senator for California

Regardless of the runoff’s outcome, California will not have a female senator for the first time since 1992. The late Dianne Feinstein held the seat from 1992 until her passing last fall. Her appointed replacement, Laphonza Butler, chose not to run.

Election Timing Quirk

In an interesting twist, voters had to decide on two questions: who should compete for the full six-year term starting in January, and who should fill the remaining months of Feinstein’s term after the November election. In both cases, voters selected Garvey and Schiff.

Schiff’s Campaign Strategy

Schiff, a seasoned congressman and former federal prosecutor, positioned himself as an establishment Democrat. His endorsements from prominent figures such as former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Sen. Barbara Boxer, along with his leadership in the first impeachment inquiry into Trump, resonated with Democratic voters concerned about another Trump term.

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