Although the next statewide election is nearly two years away, some groups are already lining up behind candidates who may face tough political battles.
Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) has locked up early endorsements from President Obama and others in an effort to stifle a potential challenge from fellow Democrat Ro Khanna.
And Emily’s List, a national group that promotes women to run for political office, announced its backing of Atty. Gen Kamala Harris’ reelection bid and Betty Yee, who is running for state controller.
Yee could face a tough challenger in state Treasurer Bill Lockyer, who is raising money for a bid for controller next year. Lockyer, who has served as Treasurer since 2007, is barred by term limits from seeking reelection as treasurer.