A story out of the Los Angeles Times this morning highlights that California Democratic Senators Mark DeSauliner (Concord) and Kevin de Leon (Los Angeles) are each campaigning for votes to become the next pro tem of the California State Senate.
When asked Tuesday about the race, DeSaulnier downplayed the issue.
“Any talks of selecting the next pro tem would be premature,” DeSaulnier said in a statement. “I am sure that the caucus will have a thoughtful discussion on selecting our next leader at the appropriate time.”
Of course Darrell Steinberg, the current president pro tem of the California state Senate tried to down play the campaigning of who might replace him after term limits end in 2014.