Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, who plans to try again next year to become governor, worked his way across Orange County Friday with denunciations of Gov. George Deukmejian's positions on offshore oil drilling, education and transportation.
Bradley attended a conference on Pacific Rim trade Thursday night, gave breakfast and luncheon speeches to separate groups Friday, and met with Democratic activists in the county in what aides said was an attempt to pay more attention to Orange County than he did in 1982, when he narrowly lost to Deukmejian.
In a luncheon address in Santa Ana to the County Club, a 100-member, bipartisan group founded five years ago, Bradley jokingly claimed that "this wasn't designed to be a partisan speech."
But he characterized Deukmejian's record as an example of "failed leadership" and declared that "caretaker government simply won't work."
Oil Position Criticized
The mayor, who has been criticized for allowing onshore drilling in Pacific Palisades, berated Deukmejian for not supporting an additional one-year moratorium on drilling for oil in ocean waters off California.