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Bobby Shriver is considering higher office

March 19, 2009 |  8:28 am

Bobbyshriver Is Bobby Shriver headed for Sacramento? The Santa Monica councilman -- and Arnold Schwarzenegger's brother-in-law -- is considering a run for attorney general in 2010, according to Lookout News. Details:

Council member Bobby Shriver -- who retained his council seat with the second-highest vote count in Santa Monica history -- is considering a run for state attorney general in 2010, joining a crowded field eyeing the post currently held by former California Gov. Jerry Brown. Shriver -- who is the brother-in-law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a nephew of former President John F. Kennedy -- confirmed he is being courted to run for what is widely considered the most powerful state post after the governorship. Political consultant Harvey Englander, who called Shriver “extraordinarily independent,” told reporters Friday that he had been discussing a possible run with Shriver since last fall.

--Shelby Grad

Photo: Los Angeles Times