Scott Applewhite, File)SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The public and private jockeying to be California's next attorney general is intensifying as Gov.
It's a powerful nod of support for Schiff, who does not have much of a personal relationship with Newsom.
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Steinberg, the Sacramento mayor and former leader of the state Senate, is making private appeals to Newsom and his inner circle.
Steinberg has a long and close relationship with Newsom, which could be an asset as Newsom faces a potential recall.