Bobby Shriver, whose political pedigree includes being the nephew of President John F. Kennedy and brother-in-law of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has decided against running for California attorney general in 2010.
Shriver, in a prepared statement released Thursday, said that despite "numerous, exciting conversations about a campaign 2010 is not the year for me to seek this incredible statewide office."
The 54-year-old Democrat and Santa Monica City Council member is a member of one of the nation's best-known political families: the Kennedy clan.
His father is Sargent Shriver, the 1972 Democratic candidate for vice president. His uncles included a former president, U.S. attorney general and U.S. senators.
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