Free booze and celebrity appearances: How candidates for governor will court California Democrats this weekend – Los Angeles Times

De León, who is termed out next year and has been the focus of widespread speculation that he plans to mount a gubernatorial bid, is also addressing the delegates. He will be honored at a “Nasty Women and Bad Hombres” party that will feature DJ Samantha Ronson Friday night.

Advisors did not rule out a run, but said De León was focused on his current job.

Billionaire environmentalist activist Tom Steyer, also the subject of rumors that he is polling about his prospects in a potential run for governor, will also address the convention. His NextGen Climate group will hand out breakfast burritos to delegates.  

A political advisor to Steyer declined to confirm or deny the polling rumors.

“It’s no secret that Tom Steyer is considering running for office, and he’ll make a decision later this year,” Rose Kapolczynski said. “We aren’t going to discuss our research program in the news media.”

Other political leaders who have  been the focus of speculation, such as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Secretary of State Alex Padilla, also plan to greet delegates.