East Valley Republican Women Patriots to Host Steve Garvey
PALM DEESRT — Saying “It’s time to meet the champion! Not only a champion in his years as a remarkable baseball player, but his commitment to America by running for US Senate,” the East Valley Republican Women Patriots are hosting a meet-and-greet with Republican U.S. Senate candidate Steve Garvey, 44.
The meet-and-greet is set for Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 73760 El Paseo.
“Steve is a member of our club and a great friend, and we think he’s terrific and probably will make an excellent Senator. He has great experience with people and, of course, has been the heart of baseball for over 40 years. We are thrilled to have him as a member, and it’s exciting to have him come to our headquarters.”
Joy Miedecke, president of the organization, made it clear that the group is not endorsing Garvey or anyone else. “We are not endorsing at this point. We are not endorsing for any office,” she said.
“Steve is a member of our club and a great friend. We think he’s terrific and probably will make an excellent Senator. He has great experience with people and of course has been the heart of baseball for over 40 years. We are thrilled to have him as a member, and it’s exciting to have him come to our headquarters,” Miedecke told Uken Report.
A Republican candidate has not won a U.S. Senate race in California since 1988, one year after Garvey’s final MLB game.
Republicans are outnumbered 2-to-1 by Democratic voters in the state, and they have struggled for years to find candidates for top elected offices, according to Fox News.
Steven Patrick Garvey’s name is synonymous baseball. He is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres from 1969 to 1987.
Garvey, who lives in Rancho Mirage, began his major league career with the Dodgers in 1969. He won the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player Award in 1974 and was the National League Championship Series MVP in 1978. Garvey won his only World Series ring as a member of the Dodgers’ 1981 Series-winning squad.
Garvey is seeking the Senate seat that was held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein from 1992 until her death in 2023; following Feinstein’s death, Democrat Laphonza Butler was appointed to the seat by California Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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