This week, a someone with extensive experience as a television news reporter and no prior political candidacy declared her intention to participate in the ongoing and tumultuous race to succeed the deceased Senator Dianne Feinstein in the Senate.
In an exclusive report published early Wednesday morning, Christina Pascucci initiated a campaign for the seat, which Politico referred to as a “longshot campaign.”
Pascucci, who has accumulated extensive experience at Fox’s KTTV and the CW’s KTLA in Los Angeles, is now joining Kari Lake as an additional former television news anchor who aspires to secure a seat in the United States Senate in 2024.
In contrast to Lake, Pascucci expressed to Politico her intention to position herself as a “moderate consensus builder” within a group of politically divisive individuals.
According to her statement to Politico, she expressed her belief that both Feinstein and Sen. Mitt Romney exemplify the qualities that a United States senator should possess.
Pascucci shared a photograph of herself alongside Feinstein on a social media platform in close temporal proximity to the senator’s demise.
In addition, she publicly disclosed for the first time that she was in the early stages of her first pregnancy, estimating her gestational age to be just beyond four months.
“I’ve been covering the most pressing issues of California for the past 15 years and watching this race closely, as well as covering it and interviewing some of the candidates,” Pascucci told Politico in the Tuesday interview. “And the more I watched it, the more closely I studied it, I honestly felt dismayed by how it was shaping up. I spoke to a lot of others who felt the same way. Like, this is our future — more of the same.”
“The only thing crazier than not jumping in this late would be not jumping in at all, because I have to fight for what I believe is possible for California and for this country,” she said.
According to the outlet, Pascucci acknowledged the challenges she faced in securing a second-place position in California’s Super Tuesday jungle primary. To achieve this, she intended to engage with Latino voters and other individuals who have not been influenced by the three more prominent Democratic candidates in the race, namely Representatives Adam Schiff, Katie Porter, and Barbara Lee.
According to her account, she was raised in a household with conservative Republican parents who imparted to her the valuable skill of fostering harmonious relationships with those holding divergent viewpoints.
“I spent my life and my upbringing learning to speak the language of people who disagree with me,” she told Politico. “A lot of times people don’t even try and they just say, ‘They’re extreme.’ That is the worst thing you can do.
“That is the intent of disinformation: To polarize us,” she said, vowing to combat what she termed “disinformation warfare.” “The only way to combat that is by going in, sitting down and talking it out. And that’s what I’ve been trained to do as a journalist,” she added.
According to Pascucci, her experience as a reporter, which involved interactions with political funders and Hollywood celebrities, provided her with a foundation for engaging in fundraising activities.
“People will have plenty to say — especially people who are well-versed in politics — about what can or can’t be done,” she told Politico. “But my campaign is a campaign of possibility, of having people choose between how things have been done or what they can be. And I believe this message will resonate deeply.”
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