Kamala Harris on road to win over Steve Cooley

I just posted this on our news site, based on the latest information from the secretary of state’s office.

Don’t how this news affects Cooley’s plan for a 10:20 press conference with Sheriff Lee Baca.

San Francisco ‘s District Attorney Kamala Harris appears headed to come-from-behind victory over Republican Steve Cooley in the race for attorney general, according to figures released Wednesday morning by the Secretary of State’s office.

The latest figures released in Sacramento Wednesday morning show Democrat Harris up, despite losing in early counts.

Cooley, who campaigned hard on his anti-corruption record, faltered in the late days of the campaign after Harris got a boost from President Barack Obama.

Harris, who won the counties of the San Francisco Bay Area, also took Los Angeles County by a large margin and won in Imperial County, according to official results.

Mark Lacter at LA Biz Observed says Cooley might have been done in by his own words. He points to a Harris ad that was pretty effective:

The beauty of the ad, of course, is that Harris never said a word. She didn’t have to: Cooley was killing himself with his own words. He not only sidestepped the state’s epic pension crisis, borne out of government employees like him having been promised too much, but he compounded the miscue by griping about a salary of $150,000 a year – with the state having an unemployment rate of 12.4 percent. This should go down as one of the dumbest responses ever given in a political debate.


Here’s the ad:

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