As several thousand
On Friday night, party elders tried to steer clear of the clash between the two Democrats now tussling over Boxer’s job: state Atty. Gen.
“You know I’m not going to bite on that little morsel,” Gov.
Harris and Sanchez will be the gathering’s center of attention on Saturday, along with Sen.
Potential contenders to succeed Brown as governor in four years were working to attract early support, among them Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and state Treasurer
On the Senate contest that is still taking shape for 2016, Rep.
"We're waiting to see who else of my colleagues may decide to get in," Pelosi said.
She needn’t look far. Another Democrat, Rep.
Others will get in the race, he told reporters, "including possibly me."
"I think it's important that we have a strong, competitive field, and stay tuned," said Becerra, who expects to decide by August whether to run.
On Friday evening, it was up to Brown to warm up the crowd. The governor, who sailed to reelection in November, touted his efforts against global warming.
"The bad news is you can't stay in the shower as long as you'd like to," Brown joked to a crowd of several hundred, alluding to his demand for a 25% cut in water consumption in response to the drought. "We've got to save some water."