California Senate debate: What to watch for in Schiff, Porter, Lee, and Garvey event

Candidates vying for California’s coveted vacant Senate seat will face off on Monday evening at the first debate of the contest. 

Four candidates — three Democrats and one Republican — will be onstage for the 9 p.m. EST Monday event, which will be held on the University of Southern California’s campus. Steve Garvey, the Republican former MLB star, is competing against Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Katie Porter (D-CA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat. 

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) appointed Sen. Laphonza Butler (D-CA) to the seat following Feinstein’s death in September. Butler announced weeks later that she wouldn’t seek a full term, ending speculation that
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