Establishment Triumphs As Katie Porter Ousted!

( – The Super Tuesday elections were predominantly about the 2024 presidential election, but millions of Americans were also anxious to see who would win the Democratic nomination for California’s vacant seat in the United States Senate. Three prominent Democrats were vying for the seat, but two were close in the polls in the weeks leading up to the election. Representative Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ultimately prevailed over Katie Porter, D-Calif., which was the result that most expected. Schiff was endorsed by Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, which came along with massive amounts of donor money.

Porter held a swing seat in the House but sacrificed it for a chance to ascend to the upper chamber. Republicans’ slim majority in the House was made possible by victories in swing districts in solidly blue states like New York and California. Porter’s vacant seat could be an opportunity for Republicans to maintain control in January 2025. Porter was supported by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, but the pair was no match for the sheer power of Pelosi. Schiff has enjoyed having a strong voice in the House, but things may look differently for him in the Senate under Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

During the lead-up to the election, Porter opted to focus on her campaign agenda rather than respond to ads put out by a Schiff-backed super PAC. Porter was popular among Democrat voters, often trending on X, formerly Twitter, when she grilled corporate CEOs with visual displays on a whiteboard which she brought to nearly every hearing. While some of her arguments were misguided and full of errors, her online impact increased her popularity. Schiff will face Republican candidate Steve Garvey in November. While Garvey has a small chance of victory in California, he has vowed to put up a good fight against Schiff. Following his victory over Porter, Schiff gave a speech but was interrupted by far-left progressive protestors calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.

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