California Comeback? MLB Star Steve Garvey Shows Strength in Primary Results, Which Could Help Republicans Nationwide

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The “California Comeback” may be more than just California dreaming.

On Tuesday, voting closed for the California Senate primary and saw Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Steve Garvey end up neck-and-neck, taking them to a general election runoff in November, according to NPR.

And Garvey announced the news to his supporters in classic fashion: “Welcome to the California Comeback.”

As a politician who’s probably better known in the Golden State for his infield positions playing Major League Baseball than any positions he’s taken on the issues, Garvey put the situation in language that recalled his heroics on the diamond.

“What you are all feeling tonight is what it’s like to hit a walk-off home run,” he said.

In California primaries, the top two vote-getters advance, regardless of their party.

On Tuesday, Schiff won 33 percent of the vote, according to NPR; Garvey came in second with 32.5 percent.

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