So, the right wing blogs and the UT suddenly realized what those of us on the left have been talking about for weeks, Scott Peters is considering a run for City Attorney. I must admit, I was a little shocked by the "breaking news" aspect of this realization. I believe we had a post on it over a week ago. So let's fill in the gaps for those who just realized Scott may run.
1) It has been widely known that either Alan Bersin or Scott Peters would jump into the race. Labor and the Democratic Party have been talking about this for weeks, and the CTA folks have even been engaged. Peters has been seen as the clear choice for these groups, as Bersin is too polarizing.
2) Scott Peters actually sent an ambiguous note to the powerful San Diego Democratic Club a weak and a haf ago, asking them to stall the endorsement process until everyone was declared: it worked, the Club (like the Central Committee) voted no endorsement.
3) Every major Democratic constituency has held off on early endorsements for Aguirre. If you ask the players in most of those groups, I am sure they will admit they have had phone calls from a variety of elected officials, labor leaders, and even environmentalists pleading with them to hold off until Peters makes a difinitive decision.
4) Growing political thought even among those who like Mike, is Aguirre is doomed, and the moderate to left can't afford a Jan Goldsmith as City Attorney (remember Casey Gwinn?). So there has been a scramble to encourage Scott Peters to run. He ain't perfect, but he he is a Democrat.