(WatchDogReport.org) – California Democratic Representative Adam Schiff officially filed to run for the open Senate seat of late Senator Dianne Feinstein on December 4. In a Twitter post, Schiff announced his move and said he filed his “paperwork” and will be “on the ballot.”
With his announcement, the California lawmaker is entering into a crowded election that will see him facing off against Republican lawyer Eric Early and fellow House Democratic representatives Barbara Lee and Katie Porter.
Schiff was censured earlier this year by the House of Representatives for his claim that former President and presidential candidate Donald Trump colluded with the Russian regime to win the 2016 presential election. Different reports pointed out that he managed to take advantage of his censure financially, as he raked in nearly $10 million in campaign donations. However, Fox News noted he’s currently facing a “serious” issue as he claimed a primary residence in Maryland for years, even when his goal is to represent California residents in the upper chamber.
As reported by CNN, Schiff received a $7,000 reduction in his property assessment by claiming his California house as his primary residence after taking a homeowner’s tax exemption. However, the Democratic leader didn’t take a similar exemption on the house in Maryland.
The liberal network noted that tax records revealed he used a personal check that featured his Maryland address to pay his property taxes in California in 2017. Fox News pointed out that the review of his past comments and records, as well as the recent pictures he has shared on social media, indicates that Schiff designated his Maryland house as his main residence in 2003.
CNN also mentioned that deed records for the Democratic leader’s California condo, which was purchased back in 2009 for nearly $300,000, were notarized in the so-called Old Line State. Different reports have said that, in addition to the crowded and competitive Senate candidate field, the controversy surrounding his Maryland home could reduce his chances of winning the election.
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