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stopdiggin

(11,601 posts)
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 06:43 PM Mar 2024

I have read several of these 'Schiff helps Garvey' articles recently. Please stop.

In fact, Garvey was (by some margin) the acknowledged closest contender for Schiff in this election. Schiff ran against that competition. And money was spent in the process. (Amazing!) What reason allows us to spin this off as some sort of dodgy ploy - wherein Schiff was actually aiding the Republican candidate? This kind of convoluted 'spin' is complete misrepresentation and misinformation. Pisses me off!

YahooNews, 03/06/24
Unconventional tactics in California Senate race

Calif. Rep. Adam Schiff became a Democratic star during the Trump presidency as he led the impeachment effort against the Republican president.
In his run for U.S. Senate, Schiff sought to eliminate his top Democratic opponent for the seat, Rep. Katie Porter, by elevating a Republican.
California’s election rules dictate that the primary is open to candidates of all parties but that only two candidates advance to the fall election. So Schiff’s play was to help Republican Steve Garvey, a former star player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, to beat Porter.
Because California almost never elects Republicans to statewide office, Schiff wanted to run against Garvey, not Porter. And so his campaign spent $25 million to frame the race as one between himself and Garvey only, sidelining Porter.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-big-election-news-this-week-that-didnt-involve-trump-or-biden-201303607.html

So - Schiff is suppose to spend money against Porter - in order to help Porter?
Y'all making my head hurt!

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I have read several of these 'Schiff helps Garvey' articles recently. Please stop. (Original Post) stopdiggin Mar 2024 OP
It's going to save Dems probably at least $200m they can use for other races. TwilightZone Mar 2024 #1

TwilightZone

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1. It's going to save Dems probably at least $200m they can use for other races.
Wed Mar 6, 2024, 06:50 PM
Mar 2024

Schiff vs. Porter would have been one of the most expensive Senate races in history.

Schiff vs. Garvey is a beatdown for Schiff. Garvey will be lucky to get 40%. The money can be spent elsewhere.

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