Will she or won’t she?
The Washington Post reported that Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass is open to running for mayor of Los Angeles.
Her spokesperson denied that Bass was thinking about entering the race, however, writing that Bass is not considering running “at this time.”
Political analyst Raphe Sonenshein of Cal State LA told KNX that Bass’ history makes her an attractive candidate.
“She’s a national figure, was in the finals for the U.S Senate appointment that Alex Padilla received and was considered for vice president on the ticket for the position that Kamala Harris got,” Sonenshein said.
“She’s really one of the leaders of the Democratic Party.”
Sonenshein added that L.A. is becoming an influential city in Democratic politics.
“We’ve seen Garcetti become the first mayor to have a chance on the national stage, to become an ambassador and a potential speaker of the House of Representatives,” he said.
“I think it says a lot about the growing providence of L.A. in real politics, not just a source of campaign money.”
Bass represents the 37th Congressional District of Los Angeles.