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MLB great Steve Garvey looks to revive ‘heartbeat’ of California ‘for all the people’ with Senate run

Steve Garvey

California Senate candidate and baseball legend Steve Garvey, who helped the Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series in 1981, is looking to bring stability to a “dysfunctional Washington” and is brushing off his opposition in his mission to do that.

Garvey, in an interview with Fox News Digital, outlined why he entered the race as a Republican candidate and dismissed opponents in the race who he said only want to represent half of the state.

“Earlier this year, I wondered, ‘Let’s see who I can get behind in California that I can support, that had my values and my commitment to this country,’ and I couldn’t find anybody. You know how strongly liberal [California has become] over the years and generations,” the Major League Baseball great recalled. 

“I woke up one morning and decided to see if there’s a pathway to run for the U.S. Senate.”


Garvey announced in October he would make a run for the Senate seat formerly held by late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (Steve Garvey)

Since announcing in October that he would make a run for the Senate seat formerly held by late Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Garvey said he and his campaign have been active and attempting to make inroads as he speaks with residents across the state.

“We’ve been actively, over the first probably four months after making that decision, talking to significant people that I trust in the world of politics and then going around California, talking to the people in the north, coastal and central California, and also down south where we are,” he said.

Garvey, a one-time National League MVP, played for the Dodgers for 14 years and another five for the San Diego Padres from 1969 to 1987. He’s now looking to take the experience from the sport to the halls of Congress.

“My whole life has been based on, you know, team building and putting teams together with comparable skills, leadership, dedication, passion,” he said, reflecting on his early years as a bat boy for the Brooklyn Dodgers during spring training in 1956.

Garvey, 74, said his experience with baseball has trained him how to put together a winning team, saying he’sbeen able to do it in Los Angeles and San Diego and in the community.

“It doesn’t stop just with sports teams. It goes all the way into business and politics, in religion and all those things,” Garvey said of his team-building efforts. “So, that’s the most important thing I’m…

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