Cooley Concedes Attorney General Race to Harris
It's official, and it's a wrap before Thanksgiving: "Steve Cooley conceded defeat today to Kamala Harris in the political slugfest for California attorney general," the Sacramento Bee is reporting.It took 22 days to reach this point, and, after that many days of ongoing ballot counting, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris (D) not only was named the victor by media outlets and prominent politicians, but she held on to a slim, but growing, lead over the Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley (R).
Back on Election Night, Cooley had called it early for himself, then got up the next morning to discover his opponent had taken the lead. As Cooley, and Harris, cooled their heals for the count, the lead see-sawed.
Harris replaces outgoing AG Jerry Brown, who is California's Governor-elect.