California Senate debate: Five takeaways from showdown with Schiff, Porter, Lee, and Garvey

Candidates vying for California’s coveted vacant Senate sparred Monday evening at the first debate about Israel, congressional earmarks, former President Donald Trump, abortion, and more. 

Steve Garvey, the Republican former MLB star, squared off with his Democratic competitors – Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) – as the four compete for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat. 

The showdown took place on the University of Southern California’s campus and was cohosted by Fox LA, Politico, and USC.

Here are the top moments from Monday night’s debate.

Candidates spar over Israel’s war in Gaza

Candidates sparred over how to approach Israel’s war in Gaza and whether they supported a two-state solution.

Lee vocally defended her calls for a
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