From regular appearances at international climate change conferences to his vocal leadership in California’s resistance to the Trump administration, Kevin de León has been steadily building his political profile during more than two-and-a-half years as president pro tem of the state Senate.
But for what exactly? The Los Angeles Democrat and his inner circle remain mum, even as the chatter grows ever louder over what office de León may pursue next when he terms out of the Senate in 2018.
That’s not to say he isn’t already preparing for…something. De León is a consistent fundraiser, who amassed more than $1.6 million in a lieutenant governor campaign account by the end of last year. He has at least five donor events planned this month alone, including one this evening at Ella on K Street. (Perhaps the most high-profile, in Los Angeles on June 30, has him slated to team up with former Gov. Gray Davis.)
Source: The Sacramento Bee