The same Buzz item carried another interesting tidbit on Tom Harman's future ambitions.
Harman is termed out in 2006 and is expected to then run for the county supervisor seat being vacated by Jim Silva.
Silva, a fellow Republican, is considering a run for Harman's seat, although the two are unlikely to endorse one another since Harman's wife, Dianne, has declared her bid to succeed her husband.
The word on the street is Dianne Harman's candidacy is a ploy to leverage a Silva endorsement of Harman's supervisorial bid. Silva endorses Tom Harman, and Dianne Harman suddenly ends her candidacy, citing "family concerns" or some such nonsense as an excuse. This makes sense. After all, these spousal succession schemes have mixed results. Of the three or four candidates seeking to succeed their spouses in the legislature, only one -- Republican Audra Strickland -- succeeded. Both Silva and Harman badly want to run for each other's seats.
We'll see if Harman's hardball succeeds in muscling Silva into endorsing him.