June 19, 2005

GOTTA BE A BETTER POSITION AVAILABLE FOR HIM:

Rogan Stays Out of Race for Cox's Post: The ex-congressman says he doesn't intend to run. Analysts say the field of candidates may increase as election day nears, but not by many. (Jean O. Pasco, June 19, 2005, LA Times)

Just days after the Free Enterprise Fund, a conservative fundraising group in Washington, launched a campaign to draft James Rogan, the former congressman from Glendale said Friday that he was flattered but wasn't in the running.

"I don't anticipate being a candidate, barring some unforeseen event," said Rogan, who also served as undersecretary of commerce during Bush's first term and is best known for being the leading prosecutor on the House Judiciary Committee that impeached President Clinton.

Rogan joked that it would take a personal call from Bush or Cox asking him to run in the national interest to change his mind. "I'm not trying to be coy," said Rogan, now an attorney living in Yorba Linda. "I don't even live in the district. You can't say I'm out [of the race] because I was never in."

The leading Republican candidates remain state Sen. John Campbell of Irvine and former Assemblywoman Marilyn C. Brewer of Newport Beach. Democrat John Graham, a UC Irvine professor who has run against Cox three times, also has announced he'll run if Cox is confirmed as head of the SEC. The U.S. Senate confirmation hearing is expected this summer.

The 48th Congressional District is one of the most Republican in the state, with GOP voters outnumbering Democrats 2 to 1.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 19, 2005 1:44 PM
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Posted by: obc at June 19, 2005 8:12 PM
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