Rep. Adam Schiff, former baseball star Steve Garvey headed for a two-party November runoff for California’s U.S. Senate seat

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff and Republican former baseball star Steve Garvey are headed for a November runoff in the race for California’s open U.S. Senate seat as early returns put them well ahead of Democratic Reps. Katie Porter and Barbara Lee in the crowded field.

The Bay Area’s races for two open seats in the U.S. House of Representatives saw former San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo out front in early returns while Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and Assemblyman Evan Low battled for second place in the South Bay’s 16th District. All three are Democrats running for the seat of retiring Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo.

In the East Bay’s 12th District, Democrat and BART board director Lateefah Simon was leading the field while fellow Democrats Jennifer Tran and Tony Daysog were in a close race for second place for the seat Lee is giving up to run for the Senate.

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Garvey fields questions during his election night party, Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in Palm Desert, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)