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Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general

Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general

Shriver, in a prepared statement released Thursday, said that despite "numerous, exciting conversations about a campaign 2010 is not the year for me to seek this incredible statewide office." The 54-year-old Democrat and Santa Monica City Council member is a member of one of the nation's best-known political families: the Kennedy clan. His father is Sargent Shriver, the 1972 Democratic candidate for vice president. His uncles included a former president, U.S. attorney general and U.S. senators. Sargent Shriver was the Founding director of the Peace Corps.

Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general

Bobby Shriver won't run for attorney general
By Shane Goldmacher
sgoldmacher@sacbee.com
Published: Friday, Apr. 17, 2009 - 12:00 am | Page 3A

Bobby Shriver, whose political pedigree includes being the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and brother-in-law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has decided against running for California attorney general in 2010.

Shriver, in a prepared statement released Thursday, said that despite "numerous, exciting conversations about a campaign 2010 is not the year for me to seek this incredible statewide office."

The 54-year-old Democrat and Santa Monica City Council member is a member of one of the nation's best-known political families: the Kennedy clan.

His father is Sargent Shriver, the 1972 Democratic candidate for vice president. His uncles included a former president, U.S. attorney general and U.S. senators.

The Bee reported last month that Shriver was eyeing the attorney general's race. His departure from a field he never officially entered leaves San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and a trio of Assembly Democrats Ted Lieu, Alberto Torrico and Pedro Nava in the Democratic field.

Republican Sen. Tom Harman is also exploring a run.

Incumbent Attorney General Jerry Brown is widely expected to run for governor.

Shriver cited the birth of his daughter in January and the "health challenges" of his parents in walking away from the campaign.

"Every time I look at her, I cannot bear the thought of spending the next 15 months on the campaign trail away from her," he said of his daughter, Rosemary.




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