Adam Schiff brings initial Senate campaign blitz to Fresno on Tuesday

The Los Angeles Congressman is one of three current Democrats looking to replace Sen. Dianne Feinstein in the Senate.

The race to replace longtime California Senator Dianne Feinstein is heading to the Central Valley. 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D–Burbank) will visit Fresno on Tuesday for a meet and greet. 


Driving the news: Schiff is one of a few candidates vying to replace Feinstein when her term ends, joining Rep. Katie Porter (D–Irvine) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D–Oakland) as the top Democrats. 

  • Feinstein, 89, has served in the Senate since 1992 and is the longest serving female Senator in history. 
  • Schiff, 62, has served in Congress since 2001 and was recently booted from the House Intelligence Committee – the committee that he used to chair – by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. 

The big picture: Schiff’s campaign kickoff in Fresno will be held at the Fresno County Democratic Party headquarters in downtown Fresno from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

  • The meet and greet will be hosted by the Fresno County Young Democrats and will offer voters the opportunity to directly ask Schiff questions about his candidacy. 
  • Schiff will be the first Senate candidate to visit Fresno ahead of the election which is still 21 months away. 

What they’re saying: In the meet and greet announcement, Schiff’s campaign said the Congressman is a longtime defender of democracy, and he is taking his fight to the Senate because “GOP leaders care more about power than anything else.” 

  • When Feinstein announced her upcoming retirement, Schiff released a statement saying he is deeply grateful for her friendship and mentorship. 
  • “All of California is indebted to Dianne for her decades of distinguished service,” Schiff said.
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