State Sen. Gloria Romero has dropped her interest in running for the Hilda Solis seat in Congress. Romero said today she will run as planned for Superintendent of Public Instruction next year and endorse state Sen. Gil Cedillo for Congress. From Shane Goldmacher at the Bee's Capitol Alert:
The move came one day after Politico.com ran a story that began, "A splintered field of Latino candidates could lead to the election of an Asian-American in Southern California's majority- Hispanic 32nd District."
The center of that story was Board of Equalization member Judy Chu, also a Democrat, and a former member of the Assembly. She has been corralling endorsements herself, announcing the recent support of Assemblymen Kevin de León and Ed Hernandez.
One of the Calderon brothers -- either Ron, a state senator, or Charles, an assemblyman -- could still jump into the race. Calitics.com has speculated that another candidate, Emanuel Pleitez, could jump into the race.
It's the Eastside, Jake. Stay tuned.
* Later in the day: Cedillo press release lands formally announcing he's a candidate.