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Dem Rep. Schiff holds narrow lead in Senate bid to replace retiring Sen. Feinstein

No major Republican candidate has entered the race.

Published: February 23, 2023 3:49pm

Updated: February 23, 2023 4:35pm

California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff holds a narrow lead in the race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Schiff claimed 22% support in the survey from UC Berkley, according to The Hill. Fellow Democratic Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee took 20% and 6% respectively. Rep. Rho Khana, who has not declared his candidacy, earned 4% support.

The survey questioned 7,512 registered California Democrats and independents and has a margin of error of +/- 2.5%, meaning the race is still a statistical tie.

The contest remains anyone's to win, however, as roughly 40% of voters remained undecided. California holds open primaries during which voters opt for candidates from different parties and narrow it down to the top two for a general election.

No major Republican candidate has entered the race.

Feinstein's staff announced her retirement earlier this month.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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