Friday, December 1, 2023

California Democrats are split on endorsing Schiff and Lee in the Senate race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Democrats can’t agree on who to endorse in a high-profile U.S. Senate race, with no candidate getting 60% of a delegate vote at the convention.

Rep. Adam Schiff and Barbara Lee (D-CA) attracted the majority support from the convention to replace the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in 2024, with 40% and 41%, respectively. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had 16% of the 2322 delegates who voted on Saturday. Another 2% chose not to endorse anyone in the competition.


The candidates will compete in California’s open top-two primary, scheduled for March 5, before the Nov. 5.

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The results of the weekend convention, which were adopted on Sunday, reflected a more liberal politics among the delegates who attended the three-day event in Sacramento.

Earlier this month, a poll by the University of California, Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found Porter leading Schiff, with 17% of likely voters in the state supporting him, unchanged from last year. hot The former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has 16%, up from 20% in August. Former professional baseball player Republican Steve Garvey, who announced his candidacy last month, has 10%, compared to Lee’s 9%.

Republicans, businessman James Bradley, and attorney Eric Early have 7% and 4%, respectively, compared to 1% for other Democrats, tech executive Lexie Reese and TV anchor Christina Pascucci. Almost a third (30%) of California respondents were undecided.

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Porter is favored by voters under the age of 50, Schiff is favored by those over 65, and Lee dominates black voters in California, according to the poll.

“While Garvey’s candidacy seems to be making a splash among Republican voters in the state, Porter and Schiff are still neck and neck at this point, and remain ahead of the rest of the field,” IGS co- director Mr. Cristina Mora said at the time.

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