California's Steve Garvey Advances to Challenge Schiff for Senate

California's Steve Garvey Advances to Challenge Schiff for Senate

Grayson Bakich
Grayson Bakich
March 6, 2024

Former Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres player Steve Garvey is officially the Republican nominee in the California runoff election to replace the vacancy left by the late U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and will now face Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) in November's general election

In his victory speech, Garvey made several allusions to his previous career in the  Major League Baseball, playing an impressive 13 seasons with the Dodgers and four with the Padres.

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"What you are all feeling tonight --- is what hitting a walk-off home run in a big game feels like. Because the networks have called it --- we’re going on to the general election to face off against Adam Schiff. Keep in mind that this is the first game of a doubleheader. So, keep the evening of November 5th open," said Garvey.

Additionally, Garvey vowed to make California "the heartbeat of America" and claimed he was "running for all the people," comparing it to playing "for all the fans."

Moreover, he called on voters to "join our campaign" if they wished to secure the border, lower gas prices, address the homeless crisis in California, return power to the police, and project American strength abroad.

"I promise you that I’ll be your voice in Washington, DC. Unlike others, I don’t want the job --- I want to do the job. You know when career politicians say they need seniority in the Senate to solve problems --- they’re only thinking of themselves. And when the pundits say a candidate needs long lists of far-fetched policies to talk about --- they’re only thinking of the special interests. But when I say I will bring commonsense and compassion to Washington --- I’m only thinking about you," Garvey continued.

The ex-first baseman faces stiff competition from Rep. Schiff, who is heavily favored in the deep-blue Golden State. The Wall Street Journal suggested Rep. Schiff hoped to face Garvey in the general election, focusing heavily on advertising against him to the tune of $12 million.

Garvey alluded to this in his address, saying, "And my opponent has been advertising that he wants me. He's mistaking kindness for weakness. I would suggest that he keep in mind that old saying --- be careful what you ask for."

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Grayson Bakich

Grayson Bakich

Florida born and raised, Grayson Bakich is a recent recipient of a Master’s Degree in Political Science at the University of Central Florida. His thesis examined recent trends in political polarization and how this leads into justification of violence.

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