Mike Curb said Tuesday he is "very, very likely" to announce his candidacy this year for his old job as California lieutenant governor, and Curb's campaign adviser said the decision is even more likely than that--it's definite.
In a telephone interview, the pop-country recording executive who served one term as a Republican lieutenant governor from 1978 to 1982 repeated what he has been saying in political circles--that the response to his one preliminary fund-raiser was encouraging enough to push him back into electoral politics.
"The fund raising has been so positive--having one event and receiving the kind of support I've received and the kind of endorsements I've received--it seems to me there's a lot of interest. It's very, very likely that I will run," Curb said.
Political consultant Bill Roberts, retained by Curb as a campaign strategist, said in a Sacramento Bee interview published Tuesday that Curb "is definitely going to (run), but the timing of the announcement is still a ways off."