From DA to AG?
A NEW CAMPAIGN AWAITS COOLEY!
Powerful Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is looking to become the next Attorney General of California.
On Monday, Cooley formally announced that he would starting an "exploratory committee" in order to begin raising money, and his decision has surprised a lot of political "insiders" around the Golden State.
"Many people from law enforcement and throughout the political spectrum are urging me to run for attorney general," he said in a statement. "I have the experience and drive to be California's top law enforcement officer. California's attorney general must be a law enforcement leader with a proven track record of reducing crime and fighting fraud and public corruption," said Cooley, who added that he is proud of his crime-fighting record.
Cooley has spoken for some weeks about his interest in the attorney general's job, but his late entry into the race frankly surprises me a tad.
The only other Republican who has shown interest in seeking the post is state Sen. Tom Harman of Huntington Beach. Democratic incumbent Attorney General Jerry Brown is running for governor, thus creating a vacancy in the AG's office in Sacramento.
Democrats considering a run for attorney general include former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo; San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris; businessman Chris Kelly, formerly of Facebook; and several state Assembly members, including Ted Lieu of Torrance, Albert Torrico of Newark and Pedro Nava of Santa Barbara.
This is going to be WILD to watch, and frankly, its ABOUT time!
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