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Governor Gavin Newsom close to attorney general decision, candidates include Schiff, Steinberg, Bonta

Xavier Becerra
Adam Schiff
California Attorney General
Rob Bonta
Posted at 8:52 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 11:52:05-05

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KERO) — The competition to be California's next attorney general is intensifying as Governor Gavin Newsom said he's close to deciding who he'll pick.

According to the Associated Press, Newsom spoke about the job Wednesday which will open if current Attorney General Xavier Becerra is confirmed as President Joe Biden's Health and Human Services Secretary.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is backing Congressman Adam Schiff for the job according to a person close to Newsom who spoke with one of her allies.

Other candidates under consideration include Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and state Assemblyman Rob Bonta.