Steve Cooley 'inching closer' to AG run

stevecooleymug.jpgAdd District Attorney Steve Cooley (almost) to the list of local electeds looking to move up. He told Kenneth Ofgang of the Metropolitan-News that he's definitely considering a statewide run for attorney general and will announce his decision in the next ten to 12 days — after "the holidays and the bowl games.”

His decision, he said, “boils down to one thing—who is best suited to be California’s chief law enforcement officer.” While the attorney general heads a department with “several core missions,” he explained, the job “needs an experienced, reliable, seasoned law enforcement type.”

Cooley would run as a Republican and the story suggests he is attracted to the perceived weakness of the Democrats in the race. They include former City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, San Francisco DA Kamala Harris and SoCal assemblymen Ted Lieu of Torrance and Pedro Nava of Santa Barbara.

Earlier today: Janice Hahn really wants to be Lt. Gov

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