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Darrell Steinberg, Adam Schiff in mix as Newsom deliberates on next California AG

Gov. Newsom said he is close to deciding who will be named as the next California Attorney General.
Credit: AP
FILE — In this March 20, 2019, file photo, Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Gavin Newsom, right, in Sacramento, Calif. Steinberg is a possible candidate to be named California's next Attorney General after Xavier Becerra, was appointed to join the Biden Administration as Secretary of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

SACRAMENTO, Calif — The public and private jockeying to be California's next attorney general is intensifying as Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's close to deciding who he'll name to the coveted job. 

Newsom spoke Wednesday about the job, which will open if current Attorney General Xavier Becerra wins confirmation as President Joe Biden's health and human services secretary. 

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is backing Congressman Adam Schiff for the job, according to a person close to Newsom who spoke to one of her allies. 

Other candidates under consideration include Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and state Assemblyman Rob Bonta.

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