Schiff Announces Bid for Feinstein’s Senate Seat
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that he would run for the Senate seat Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) held for the last three decades.
For Context: Feinstein, 89, has not announced plans to retire in 2024 despite widespread concerns about her age; an anonymous member of Congress told the San Francisco Chronicle (Left bias) in April 2022 that they were concerned about her mental fitness. Schiff is not the first Democrat to announce a run to replace Feinstein; Progressive Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) announced she would run for the seat on January 10, and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) reportedly privately told colleagues she intended to join the race. All of this happened less than 80 days after Election Day 2022 — and over 649 days before the 2024 election.
Related News: In a Wednesday Fox News (Right bias) interview, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Schiff of leaking classified information while sitting on the House Intelligence Committee. However, Pompeo later said, “it’s difficult to pin down precisely what happened,” and Schiff’s spokesperson called the statement “patently false and defamatory.”
How the Media Covered It: Coverage was widespread across the spectrum; even entertainment outlet Variety (Center bias) picked up the story. However, coverage from the right tended to frame Schiff and Democrats negatively. A Fox News headline highlighted criticism from progressives over his purported “failed record on Trump.”
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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) officially launched his bid for the Senate on Thursday, making him the second entrant in the Democratic battle to potentially replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he is entering the fray for the still-filled Senate seat occupied by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Schiff, whom Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently removed from his post on the powerful Intelligence Committee, is the second Democrat to announce they are running for the safe California seat. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) started the battle for the seat when she launched her campaign last week.
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