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Schiff hauls in $2.5M in Q4

Schiff hauls in $2.5M in Q4
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Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Defense: Administration says 'low to moderate confidence' Russia behind Afghanistan troop bounties | 'Low to medium risk' of Russia invading Ukraine in next few weeks | Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats he Hillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Intelligence leaders face sharp questions during House worldwide threats hearing MORE (D-Calif.) raked in more than $2.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, a hefty haul that came during his high-profile leadership over the House’s impeachment investigation into President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE

Schiff is entering 2020 with more than $8.1 million in cash on hand, a substantial figure for a House member in an election year. Schiff’s race is not particularly competitive; he won reelection in 2018 with nearly 80 percent of the vote in California’s 28th Congressional District.

The California Democrat has won plaudits from members of his own party for his handling of the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment investigation. He also impressed members of both parties as Democrats’ lead impeachment manager in the Senate.

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Schiff’s increased profile during the impeachment proceedings seems to be linked to a spike in donations; his fourth-quarter haul is more than double what he raised in the second and third quarters, when he raked in just over $1 million during each three-month stretch. 

The lawmaker’s rise has sparked speculation among Schiff’s colleagues about his future ambitions, with some indicating he could one day run for Senate or House Speaker. 

“I think he would be a good senator,” Rep. Norma TorresNorma Judith TorresThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults now eligible for COVID vaccines The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - All US adults can get vaccine; decision Friday on J&J vax Biden to hold second meeting with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure MORE, a member of the Hispanic Caucus and a fellow Southern California Democrat, told The Hill last year. “I think how he’s handled himself is very admirable, that he’s been able to keep his composure even though he’s been personally attacked. This is not easy for him.”