Logue says he ‘would take a look' at run for Congress
Assemblyman Dan Logue said he has been approached by more than one person to run for Congress next year, but at this point he is not making any plans to do so.
"I said I would take a look at it," said Logue, R-Loma Rica. "But my real focus right now is getting people back to work in California."
Still, others have said Logue is more than taking a look. Charles Schaupp, a Yolo County Republican who briefly ran for the 3rd Congressional District seat in 2012, and Yuba County Supervisor John Nicoletti said they've both heard the former Yuba County supervisor is planning to run for the position.
Logue, who was elected to the Assembly in 2008, would be termed out next year. The 3rd Congressional District, in which US Rep. John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, successfully won re-election last year, is thought by some observers to be a potential Republican seat pickup in 2014.
Kim Vann, the Colusa County supervisor whom Garamendi beat in 2012, said last week she is strongly considering another run.
"I do think Mr. Garamendi doesn't represent the district," Logue said. "I said I'd consider it, and I've considered numerous things. We'll take a look down the road."
Nicoletti said the nature of the election cycle is such that now, nearly 18 months before the seat would be on the ballot, is when interested candidates have to stand up.
"It takes a pretty powerful base to move a candidate ahead, and they have to be very capable of producing a large sum of money," he said.
Adding that he didn't know directly if Logue was planning to run, Nicoletti said his former board colleague is a vigorous campaigner who enjoys political engagement.
"It would surprise me if he didn't run for higher office at some point," Nicoletti said.
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