Adam Schiff is swimming with the sharks.
Now they smell blood in the water.
Adam Schiff hid a scandal about a double life that just came back to bite him.
With polls showing Schiff as a precarious frontrunner in California’s all-party “jungle primary,” opponents see an opportunity to knock Schiff off his perch.
The top two vote-getters – regardless of party – advance to the general election.
And with former Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres All-Star Steve Garvey expected to consolidate the Republican Party vote, Schiff and a number of Democrats could be fighting for one ticket to the general election.
The last poll taken – it was in the field before Garvey entered the race – showed Schiff in first place with 20 percent of the vote and left-wing Democrat Congresswoman Katie Porter trailing with 17 percent.
Now Schiff is dealing with the type of residency scandal that sunk candidates like Dr. Mehmet Oz and Liz Cheney in the past.
Both Cheney and Oz’s opponents hammered them for living in Virginia and New Jersey respectively when they claimed to want to represent the people of Pennsylvania and Wyoming.
CNN’s KFile reports that Schiff successfully applied for a homeowner’s tax exemption in California despite the fact that he purchased a home in Maryland shortly after arriving in Congress two decades ago.
Schiff reduced his $7,000 tax bill on a condo in Burbank, California by claiming it was his primary residence while at the same time listing the home in Maryland as his primary residence.
“For more than a decade, California Senate hopeful Rep. Adam Schiff has claimed his primary residence is a 3,420 square foot home he owns in Maryland, according to a review of mortgage records,” KFile reported.
“At the same time, Schiff has for years taken a homeowner’s tax exemption on a much smaller 650 square foot condo he owns in Burbank, California, also claiming that home as his primary residence for a reduction in his tax bill of $7,000. He did not take an exemption on his home in Maryland,” KFile also reported.
Schiff’s spokeswoman Marisol Samayoa claimed Schiff lived at both residences due to his job as a congressman, and that Schiff’s wife and children moved to Maryland to be closer to Schiff.
“Adam’s primary residence is Burbank, California, and will remain so when he wins the Senate seat,” Samayoa’s statement to CNN read. “As Adam has discussed openly many times over the years, including in his recent New York Times best-selling book, he and Eve made the difficult decision to move their family to the D.C. area to spend more time with his children while doing his job.”
“Adam’s California and Maryland addresses have been listed as primary residences for loan purposes because they are both occupied throughout the year and to distinguish them from a vacation property,” Samayoa’s statement added.
For many years Schiff’s website claimed the opposite was true, that Schiff and his wife raised their children in California while making no mention of Maryland.
“Settled in Burbank, CA, Adam and his wife Eve are the proud parents of daughter Alexa, age 13, and son Elijah, age 10,” Schiff’s campaign website read.
This claim also flies in the face of publicly available documents.
Schiff listed the Maryland home as his primary residency on the deed back in 2003.
And in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Schiff claimed the Maryland home as his primary residence when he refinanced his mortgage.
Voters don’t like it when politicians lie about their residency as pretending to be from a community when you really live somewhere else is the number-one sign of a fraud.
And with the narrow margins in the California Senate race, Schiff’s opponents hope this story could be fatal.
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