Blakeslee flip-flops on governor endorsement
February 17, 2010
Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee has apparently changed his mind about who he wants the next governor of California to be. [Los Angeles Times]
The San Luis Obispo Republican announced Wednesday that he no longer supports Steve Poizner and is now backing former EBay CEO Meg Whitman.
“I understand the importance of a unified team if we are going to win,” Blakeslee said in a statement. “A bloody primary battle is not in the interest of our party. Meg is best positioned to solve the state’s problems and win a competitive race against Jerry Brown.”
Brown, a former California governor currently serving as state Attorney General, is the likely Democratic nominee in the November 2010 election.