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Who from L.A. will join Obama in Washington?

Some local pols are raising their hands to go to Washington with Barack Obama, while others are being coy. The Daily News reports that City Controller Laura Chick, an early Obama supporter, is not making any secret of her interests:

"I think he is going to get a lot of people raising their hands saying they want to serve, and I am going to be one of them," said Chick, an early Obama supporter and co-chairwoman of the Obama for Women campaign in California. "There are people who have been whispering in my ear," she added, saying she thinks she would fit well in a treasurer position or in many of the inspector general posts. "He's a fighter, I am a fighter. And I would love to fight for improving government at the federal level."

Who else? "There have been rumors regarding high-profile Californians for Cabinet posts, starting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for Energy, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton for Homeland Security, Rep. Xavier Becerra for Transportation and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for various positions -- despite the fact that he was a strong supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton before she lost the Democratic nomination to Obama."

Bratton has said he's staying in L.A., and the mayor is thinking of running for governor.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Laura Chick.  Credit: City of L.A.

 
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