Rep. Jackie Speier not running for California AG

February 2, 2010 5:29:18 PM PST
A run for statewide office is not in the plans this year for Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo.

The San Mateo lawmaker issued a statement Tuesday saying she is staying in Congress, despite calls by supporters for her to run for state attorney general.

Speier was elected to Congress in 2008, replacing the late Tom Lantos. Before that, she served 18 years in the California Legislature.