The decision of Rep.
“I’m running for
DeSaulnier had also been the biggest competitor to Sen. Kevin De Leon (D-Los Angeles) in a contest to become the next leader of the state Senate when Sen. President Pro Tem
DeSaulnier said Monday that he will not be competing for the pro tem job because running for congress will keep him busy and he is not sure people would vote for him for pro tem if he is going to leave the Senate this year.
"I'm going to focus on that" congressional run, he said.
De Leon declined Monday to comment on how a DeSaulnier run for
"This is George Miller's day," De Leon said. "I have yet to speak with Sen. DeSaulnier, but I look forward to speaking to him soon."
Others viewed as potential contenders for the pro tem job include state Sen.