Chip Somodevilla/Getty Rep. Adam Schiff
California Rep. Adam Schiff is running for U.S. Senate in 2024, announcing his candidacy in a campaign video released Thursday.
«Today’s Republican Party is gutting the middle class. Threatening our democracy. They aren’t going to stop. We have to stop them,» the 62-year-old Democrat said in the video, which was posted to social media.
He continued: «That’s why I’m running for the U.S. Senate. The struggle isn’t over. Not for me, not for you, not for our country. Together we can and will win this fight.»
In a caption to his video, Schiff called the race «the fight of our lives — a fight I’m ready to lead as California’s next U.S. Senator.»
Earlier this month, Schiff’s colleague, Democratic Rep. Katie Porter, announced she was also entering the 2024 California Senate race.
«The threat from so-called leaders like Mitch McConnell has too often made the United States Senate a place where rights get revoked, special interests get rewarded and our democracy gets rigged. Especially in times like these, California needs a warrior in Washington,» Porter, 49, said in a video declaring her candidacy.
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