California Governor Jerry Brown has shaken up the local Los Angeles Political Machine by selecting Congressman Xavier Becerra to replace US Senator-elect Kamala Harris as Attorney General, setting the stage for a CONTENTIOUS Campaign and possible ensuing Special Elections.
Congressman and soon to be California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Many of the supposed, discerning Sacramento (aka. "Sacrahavana") Political Observers, were of the opinion that Governor Brown would select a "Caretaker" to oversee the day to day operations of the state's top law enforcement office ............, only to be surprise with the selection of the long-serving Congressman as the LA Times notes.
The choice will no doubt send political shock waves through California because Becerra was not on any of the widely circulated lists of picks. Before Nov. 8, the conventional wisdom had been that the governor would choose a caretaker, perhaps even a career staffer who would simply carry out the office's functions through the 2018 elections.
The political shock waves of Congressman Becerra's selection as Attorney General are already being felt within his Congressional District this morning, as the chatter commences regarding possible candidates to replace the former "controversial 2001 Los Angeles Mayoral Candidate"
in a Republican-controlled Washington D.C.
We can only bloggin speculate but familiar names should include the following;
Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez..
Assemblyman Miguel Santiago.
** Former Assembly Speaker John Perez
.has announced his intentions
CD 14 City Councilman Jose Huizar.
** CD 1 City Councilman Gil Cedillo
..........., exploring all options.
An aide for Cedillo said he remained focused on reelection to the city council in March, but that he was still exploring all of his options.
State Senator Kevin De Leon ........., not running.
........, and surely a whole bunch more.
If, and when the Los Angeles Political Machine coalesces behind the "Chosen Candidate", especially if the person of choice is a current Officeholder, then its a formality that Northeast LA-residing voters are downwind of multiple Special Elections in their near future-----Scott Johnson.
Labels: California Attorney General, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Governor Jerry Brown, Senator Kamala Harris 34th Congressional District Special Election