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CA Politics Now (1-3-24) Parts 1 & 2: Who are California’s US Senate Candidates?

By ONME Newswire

In this episode of California Politics Now with Julia Ann Dudley Najieb, part one of: "Who are California’s US Senate Candidates?" reviews the California U.S. senate seat in general: voters in California will elect one member to the U.S. Senate in the general election on November 5, 2024. The primary is March 5, 2024. The filing deadline was December 8, 2023.

The election will fill the Class I Senate seat held by Sen. Laphonza Butler (D). Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) appointed Butler after former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D) died on September 29, 2023. The 2024 election is only the second California Senate race without an incumbent since 1992, the other being the 2016 election following Barbara Boxer's retirement. no clear frontrunner, and thus considers the 2024 election the first truly open California Senate race in 32 years. She is openly lesbian, making her California's first openly LGBTQ Senator and the first openly LGBTQ black woman to serve in Congress.

In this segment of California Politics Now, "Who are California’s US Senate Candidates? Part 2," news show host, Julia Ann Dudley Najieb, continues with the issues regarding the contentious California U.S. senate seat that is said to be a battleground election in almost 32 years. Democratic Reps. Barbara Lee, Katie Porter and Adam B. Schiff are

all running in the regular March 5 primary for a full six-year term.

It is uncertain that two Democrats will finish 1-2 in March because Republican Steve Garvey, a former star baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres, declared his candidacy and recent polling gives him a fair chance of finishing second behind Schiff.

Steve Garvey (Republican Party) is running in a special election to the U.S. Senate to represent California. He is on the ballot in the special primary on March 5, 2024.

Garvey is also running for election to the U.S. Senate to represent California. He is on the ballot in the primary on March 5, 2024.


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