Contra Costa Republican to challenge Jerry Brown’s candidacy

Contra Costa County GOP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro, among other Republicans, says he will file a lawsuit in Sacramento on Thursday asking a judge to declare Democratic attorney general candidate Jerry Brown ineligible to seek the office.

Del Beccarro, an attorney with offices in Walnut Creek, declined to say on what grounds except to say that he believes Brown does not meet the “minimum qualifications for the office as set forth Californa law.”

The case will ask a judge to direct the state’s registrars of voters not to count ballots cast for Brown, who is running against Republican Chuck Poochigian.

Del Beccarro and other plaintiffs, including Yolo County GOP Chairman Mark Pruner, will hold a press conference Thursday at 10:30 a.m. on the steps of the Sacramento Superior Court building.