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CA Politics Now: (1-17-24) Politico to hold debate Monday, Jan. 22 with the four top candidates in California's U.S. Senate race; key U.S. House of Rep. races in California could help change the House

California voters will finally get a chance to see how well Garvey will be able to debate on key issues against experienced politicians

By ONME Newswire

At the start of this episode of "California Politics Now,: news anchor producer, Julia Dudley Najieb, reviews the latest election news concerning the upcoming Jan. 22 debate with the top four candidates in the U.S. Senate race to take the seat of the late-Senator Dianne Feinstein who passed away at the end of last year. As a result, voters will be be faced with two Senate races on their March primary ballots — one for the remainder of Feinstein's term ending Jan. 3, 2025, and the other for a full six-year term ending 2031. The same goes for November ballots, when the top two vote-getters in the primary will duke it out for the partial and full terms.

The debate will give voters an idea of where candidates stand on key issues such as immigration, economics, expanded housing. In all, Californians will have the opportunity to cast four votes — two in the primary and two in the general election.

In the second segment of this episode, Dudley Najieb reviews the key races regarding the U.S. House of Rep.'s seats that could affect the control of the House to sway to the Democrats. Meanwhile, Republicans are also making a play for California U.S. House of Rep. seats up and situated in mostly Republican districts. California assisted in passing the control to Republicans in 2022; the speakership went from Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco to Kevin McCarthy of Bakersfield, until he was voted out in October of 2023.


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