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Carmen Trutanich Reels 'Em In At San Pedro Fish Lunch

A marlin is mounted on the wall of the Dalmatian-American Club of San Pedro
A marlin is mounted on the wall of the Dalmatian-American Club of San Pedro

Perhaps, but there's been a bit of sibling rivalry lately. If Cooley retires, Trutanich would be a strong candidate to replace him. But Cooley is said to favor his lieutenant, Jackie Lacey, and believes Trutanich should stay in the city attorney's office.

Trutanich is 59, and if he passes up this chance to run for D.A., he probably won't get another one. So he's telling supporters that he'll run if Cooley retires.

But he is playing coy in public. (His campaign slogan might as well be "D.A.: Who me?")

"I haven't considered it," he said with a straight face. "I got plenty of dragons to fight, you included."

If you listened to Trutanich, you'd think Cooley was raring to go for a fourth term.

"I just don't think he's gonna quit," he said.

He may be the only person who thinks that, but who knows. At this point, Cooley may have to run just to keep Trutanich out of his chair.

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