Republican in Deep-Blue State Takes Massive Lead – Schumer In FULL PANIC

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As he runs for a blue-state U.S. Senate seat previously controlled by Democrats, former Maryland GOP governor Larry Hogan has opened up a startling double-digit lead in a new survey.

“The Washington Post-University of Maryland survey found Hogan beating both likely Democratic contenders by double digits in hypothetical general election matchups. The moderate Republican [also] led Rep. David Trone, 49 percent to 37 percent, and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, 50 percent to 36 percent,” Politico reported.

But from March 5 to March 12, 1,004 registered Maryland voters participated in the poll, which also showed that 55% of respondents preferred Democrats to control the Senate, compared to 35% who supported Republicans. Politico continued, “This implies that Hogan’s route to victory might encounter extra difficulties beyond the candidate-versus-candidate poll findings.”

Due to his well-known name in the state, the former governor, who unexpectedly entered the campaign last month, has experienced a spike in support. Hogan is popular even with Democrats, despite the fact that Republicans dominate Democrats in terms of voter registration. This is due to his reputation for bipartisanship throughout his two years as governor.

“The survey found that 64 percent of voters viewed Hogan favorably — including 61 percent of registered Democrats — versus 33 percent who said the same of Trone and 26 percent of Alsobrooks. Many voters had no opinion of Trone or Alsobrooks: 46 percent and 58 percent, respectively,” the outlet added.

A general election for November has been scheduled in blue California, where Democratic candidate Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican candidate Steve Garvey prevailed in a U.S. Senate contest.

Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-Calif.) progressive message and Schiff’s appeal to the general public was too much for Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), who was defeated by Garvey’s outsider candidacy.

The late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who passed away in September of last year at the age of 90, will be replaced in her seat by the winner of the election in November. Governor Gavin Newsom selected Laphonza Butler to the position, but she declined to compete for the position.

Garvey, who was a part of the 1981 World Series victory team for the Los Angeles Dodgers, says he wants to bring back the “heartbeat” of that historic state.

Defending his entry into the contest as a Republican, Garvey dismissed opponents in a December interview with Fox News, claiming they only wanted to serve half the state.

“Earlier this year, I wondered, ‘Let’s see who I can get behind in California that I can support, that had my values and my commitment to this country,’ and I couldn’t find anybody. You know how strongly liberal [California has become] over the years and generations,” the former first baseman said.

“I woke up one morning and decided to see if there’s a pathway to run for the U.S. Senate,” he added.

In an effort to engage voters throughout the state, he told Fox that his campaign has been busy.

“We’ve been actively, over the first probably four months after making that decision, talking to significant people that I trust in the world of politics and then going around California, talking to the people in the north, coastal and central California, and also down south where we are,” the one-time National League MVP said.

Between 1969 and 1987, Garvey played for the Dodgers for 14 years and the San Diego Padres for 5 more.

“My whole life has been based on, you know, team building and putting teams together with comparable skills, leadership, dedication, passion,” he said. “It doesn’t stop just with sports teams. It goes all the way into business and politics, in religion and all those things.”

On his first day in office, Garvey declared he would make an effort to visit with each senator in order to establish a connection with them should he be elected.

He added that he was in California when it was the “heartbeat of America,” but that due to the difficulties locals are facing with money and safety, it has now turned into a “murmur.”

“The challenges of hardworking Californians getting up every day and knowing that, under our economy now and inflation, that by the time the month’s over, they could be losing seven, eight, $900. And that’s when they’re even managing their daily lives well,” Garvey said.

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