In a widely expected move, Democratic Lt. Gov. John Garamendi will drop out of the governor’s race this morning and announce plans to run for the seat of outgoing Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Alamo.
Garamendi will hold two press events today — the first in Concord at 10:30 a.m. the One-Stop Employment Center and the second at 12:15 p.m. at similar venue in Fairfield.
Seven-term incumbent Tauscher has been appointed Undersecretary of Arms Control but she awaits U.S. Senate confirmation, which may not occur for weeks or months. Her replacement will be selected via a special election after she resigns.