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Winner Of California Senate Primary Likely To Prevail In General Election

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Today's California Senate primary election is likely to determine which candidate will fill the Senate seat of the late Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, currently held by caretaker Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA). The race has been the most expensive in California history. Poll close at 20:00 local 23:00 ET 04:00 GMT.

  • Democrat Reps Katie Porter (D-CA) – a prominent progressive - and Adam Schiff (D-CA) – a high-profile centrist - are contesting on the Democrat side against Republican, former baseball player, Steve Garvey.
  • The ‘jungle primary’ format means that the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, progress to the general election. Due to the blue-lean of the state, a Democrat is expected to win comfortably in November. Currently, polls suggest that Schiff has a slight lead over Porter and Garvey.
  • Split Ticket notes: “…the potential of a double-Democrat general election matchup has given way to a more stable picture, with Republican Steve Garvey and Democrat Adam Schiff likely to progress to the November election.”
  • Axios reports that both Porter and Schiff, “would have the opportunity to channel their national profiles into political stardom in the Senate, particularly in a second Trump administration. Schiff could solidly position himself as the premier foil to a second Trump administration. Porter would probably join the economic reform wing of the Senate and scrutinize Trump picks for the Fed, Treasury and Commerce.”
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Today's California Senate primary election is likely to determine which candidate will fill the Senate seat of the late Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, currently held by caretaker Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA). The race has been the most expensive in California history. Poll close at 20:00 local 23:00 ET 04:00 GMT.

  • Democrat Reps Katie Porter (D-CA) – a prominent progressive - and Adam Schiff (D-CA) – a high-profile centrist - are contesting on the Democrat side against Republican, former baseball player, Steve Garvey.
  • The ‘jungle primary’ format means that the top two candidates, regardless of party affiliation, progress to the general election. Due to the blue-lean of the state, a Democrat is expected to win comfortably in November. Currently, polls suggest that Schiff has a slight lead over Porter and Garvey.
  • Split Ticket notes: “…the potential of a double-Democrat general election matchup has given way to a more stable picture, with Republican Steve Garvey and Democrat Adam Schiff likely to progress to the November election.”
  • Axios reports that both Porter and Schiff, “would have the opportunity to channel their national profiles into political stardom in the Senate, particularly in a second Trump administration. Schiff could solidly position himself as the premier foil to a second Trump administration. Porter would probably join the economic reform wing of the Senate and scrutinize Trump picks for the Fed, Treasury and Commerce.”