The FBI is reportedly investigating him and his hometown newspaper called on him to resign. But that’s not stopping LA City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo from throwing his hat into the attorney general’s race.
Delgadillo this week opened a campaign account for the 2010 contest, according to filings with the Secretary of State’s office. It’s not a total surprise, despite Delgadillo’s political trouble. The ambitious city attorney has never ruled out another run for AG after losing to current officeholder Jerry Brown in the 2006 Democratic primary.
We provide your 2010 scorecard, after the jump ...
Delgadillo’s move sets up a potential north-state south-state showdown with San Francisco DA Kamala Harris. That’s assuming, of course, that Brown bows out of the AG’s office to run for governor, something that’s looking increasingly likely.
For those keeping track at home, the AG candidate scorecard looks like this: Besides Delgadillo and Harris, former state legislator Joe Canciamilla and current Assemblyman Ted Lieu of Torrance have opened campaign accounts for the Democratic primary. And then there are those pesky rumors about Facebook privacy guru Chris Kelly running as a Democrat.
On the Republican side, ex-USA for the Eastern District McGregor Scott has said he’d like to run. Orange County state Sen. Tom Harman and 2006 GOP AG candidate Chuck Poochigian have campaign accounts. And DAs Jan Scully of Sacramento, Bonnie Dumanis of San Diego and Rod Pacheco of Riverside are frequently mentioned as potential candidates in Republican circles.
The field of would-be candidates is growing crowded. We look forwarded to seeing the sharp elbows fly.
— Cheryl Miller