Garamendi Goes for It
California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has become the first official candidate for the Democratic nomination to succeed term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He won't be the ...
California Lt. Gov. John Garamendi has become the first official candidate for the Democratic nomination to succeed term-limited Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He won't be the last. Attorney General Jerry Brown, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are all expected to run, among others.
Garamendi is not the sort to be deterred by bigger-name competition. He's a classic perennial candidate. He's already run for governor twice and publicly considered a bid in the recall election of 2003. A former longtime state legislator, he also served two terms as insurance commissioner that were separated by a stint in the Clinton administration.
"I can name seven who might be in the race, and I welcome a crowded field," said Garamendi. "Let us talk about the things we want to do and the things we have done.
"Frankly, I've won six statewide races, and I'm prepared to win this one."
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