California Attorney General Kamala Harris has been mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring United States Attorney General Eric Holder. Harris said she is staying put. However, persuasive arguments from a president have been known to cause people to change their minds.
Should Harris get the job, it is too late to take her name off the November ballot. If the scenario plays out and Harris becomes the U.S. Attorney General and wins the election, Governor Jerry Brown will appoint a replacement.
Here’s a guess on someone who would be on the top of the list as an appointed AG: retiring senate president pro tem Darrell Steinberg.
His name has already been batted around as a possible California Supreme Court nominee. But, Steinberg is more of an activist politician — the Attorney General’s office fits the bill.
If Brown offered, it’s a solid bet Steinberg would take the job.