Attorney General Race Still Too Close to Call, Harris Has Narrow Lead
The lead in the race for California's Attorney General was passed between contenders Kamala Harris (D) and L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley (R) overnight, and this morning the contest remains too close to call, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The Bee has Harris with a slight lead as of this morning, echoed in LegalNewsline, who cites a 5:45 a.m. tally "with 93 percent of statewide precincts reporting," when "[Harris] had 46 percent of the vote to Cooley's 45 percent."
Harris edged out Cooley by a narrow margin, according to some of the state's major newspapers, happened around 2 a.m., just two hours after Cooley last reportedly was ahead. Just before midnight, Cooley called the race for himself and declared his own victory, but Harris refused to concede. Some are already calling it for Harris, and starting to analyze Cooley's defeat; LA Biz Observed takes a look at an ad from the Harris campaign that may have had "Cooley done in by his own words."