Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has announced that he has officially filed the paperwork to run for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) open U.S. Senate seat.
Schiff said he filed the documents on Monday night to run in 2024 to represent California in the Senate.
Schiff will face stiff competition from his own party in the primary for the coveted seat, however.
“It’s official — I just filed my paperwork and will be on the ballot to be California’s next United States Senator,” Schiff said in a Monday night tweet.
“92 days until the March 5th primary — see you on the campaign trail!”
It’s official —
I just filed my paperwork and will be on the ballot to be California’s next United States Senator.
92 days until the March 5th primary — see you on the campaign trail!
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) December 5, 2023
Schiff originally announced in January that he would be running for Senate before Feinstein died at the age of 90.
Feinstein’s six-year term was set to end in 2024.
However, Schiff announced his run despite Feinstein making no announcements about her retirement at the time.
Shortly after announcing his intentions to run for the Senate, former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy confirmed in January Schiff was removed from the House Intelligence Committee.
Schiff was removed for spreading the false Russia collusion claims about President Donald Trump, his defense of the Steele dossier, and more.
Schiff took to the Chinese Communist Party’s TikTok app shortly after McCarthy removed him from the House Intelligence Committee to blast the move.
He falsely claimed that McCarthy removed him “for doing my job, for holding Trump accountable and standing up to the extreme MAGA Republicans.”
He then used the issue to beg for donations for his Senate campaign.
WATCH: Congressman Adam Schiff posts a TikTok video after being removed from the House Intelligence Committee pic.twitter.com/Dw4CjBwqxY
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 26, 2023
On January 10, Democrat Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) also announced her run for Feinstein’s seat.
She took a shot at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Porter also argues that the U.S. Senate is a place where “democracy” gets “rigged.”
California will not hold its U.S. Senate primary until 5 March 2024.
The large pack of candidates running for the seat is currently led by Reps. Schiff, Porter, and Barbara Lee, all popular Democrats with national profiles.