Colin Powell Protege May Challenge In AG Race
Bush official may run for state attorney general
Powell protege could run against Oakland's Brown
James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Next year's race for California attorney general is taking on a new dimension with word in high-level Republican circles that Pierre-Richard Prosper, a Bush administration war crimes prosecutor, is preparing to announce his candidacy.
Prosper is a political neophyte, and if he runs -- an official announcement would likely come in a week or so, several people with knowledge of the campaign said -- he would face daunting odds. However, he could provide what at least some Republicans have said they would love to see in California: a young, presumably moderate, voice for the party.