Former All-Star Dodger Steve Garvey considering running for US Senate to replace Feinstein, report
"He is seriously considering entering the race," a consultant said.
Former Los Angeles Dodgers baseball star Steve Garvey is reportedly considering a Senate run to replace California Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“He is seriously considering entering the race,” Garvey's consultant Andy Gharakhani told Politico. “He’s concerned about the same issues facing all Californians, out of control cost-of-living and high taxes, rising crime and lack of opportunities.”
The only GOP candidate in the California Senate primary currently is Eric Early, who ran for attorney general in 2022 but has never held elected office.
The three House Democrats running are Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee.
Garvey won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award in 1974 and played for the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.
Two Democrats could make the November runoff as happened in 2016 and 2018.
“Democrats can split the vote because they have room to work with,” Republican consultant Matt Fleming said, according to Politico. “Republicans don’t have any room to work with.”