In 2018, Adam Schiff entered the United States House of Representatives. Having successfully defended his seat in November, his current term will conclude in January 2025. The Democrat represents the 30th Congressional District of California, which includes West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, and other cities. Schiff is a lawyer and politician from Massachusetts who attended Stanford University for political science and Harvard Law School.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi selected Schiff to oversee the impeachment investigation against then-President Trump, given Schiff’s outspoken opposition to the 45th president. Since 2008, Schiff has been the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, where he has consistently targeted Trump.
Fox News adds that many believe Schiff will run for Diane Feinstein’s Senate seat in the 2024 election, despite the fact that Feinstein, who will be 89 years old in January 2025, has not disclosed her plans.
Now it looks that Ben Savage will run against Schiff in 2024, according to documents filed Wednesday by the Federal Elections Commission. Savage submitted a statement of organization to the FEC in order to register as a Democratic candidate contesting Schiff.
According to Just The News, actor Ben Savage, best known for his role as Corey Matthews in the classic ABC sitcom “Boy Meets World,” looks set to challenge California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for his House seat. This week’s filings with the Federal Election Commission show that Savage, a Democrat, intends to compete for California’s 30th Congressional District, which Schiff has held since 2001. Schiff has not signaled a desire to vacate the seat, thus the two might face battle in a primary, despite the fact that Schiff himself has said he may run for the Senate.
In 2014-2017, Savage reprised his role as Corey Matthews from “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000) for the spinoff “Girl Meets World.” Ben is the brother of actor Fred Savage, who starred in the popular television series “The Wonder Years.” After his broadcast career ended in 2000, Savage went Stanford University to study political science and interned for Pennsylvania Republican Senator Arlen Spector.
In 2014, when asked by Rolling Stone about his political aspirations, he commented, “Acting and politics are almost too similar. I don’t know…You have to be a very specific breed to do that.” Of course, the late former President Ronald Reagan was notably that breed, as were Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jesse Ventura. It seems Savage may have decided since then that he too is of that breed.
This is not Savage’s first attempt in gaining a political seat. He previously ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the West Hollywood City Council in 2022. His platform then was community safety, strengthening the local economy and housing the homeless. At that time, he said, ” Our community is facing serious challenges around public safety, struggling businesses, the cost of housing, and homelessness. We need new leaders with a fresh perspective, who are ready to begin tackling these issues.”
With two years until the next election, Savage’s preparations are proceeding slowly. He is engaged to Tessa Angermeier, and they are now planning their wedding. Multiple sources were informed by Savage’s representatives that “he is focused on his upcoming wedding. Ben is still making decisions and always looking for opportunities to give back and serve the community.”
Numerous Democratic challenges imply Schiff’s status as congressman is unpopular. 2021 saw the publication of Schiff’s autobiography, “Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could.” It debuted on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list. According to Open Secrets, Schiff has a net worth of $1.4 million as of 2018. His annual pay in Congress is $174,000. Given his extensive government service and political experience, his worth is amazing.
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In the case of the recently discovered numerous groups of classified documents in the possession of President Biden, Schiff spoke on Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of a special council to investigate the findings. Admitting that Garland has no choice, given his approach to the FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida home and the special council appointed in that case, in an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” Schiff stated he couldn’t “exclude the possibility” that national security might have been compromised in Biden’s documents “without knowing more of the facts”. CONTINUE READING…