How to Watch Today's Attorney General Debate
Harris and Cooley | Photo via Prop8TrialTracker
In one corner you have Republican Steve Cooley, the current District Attorney for Los Angeles County. In the other is Democrat Kamala Harris, the current District Attorney for San Francisco. The two are vying to be California's next Attorney General, a spot to be vacated by Jerry Brown, who may or may not become the state's next Governor. The two will debate today at noon on the campus of UC Davis. It will be streamed live on Sacbee.com and rebroadcast on KQED, which can be heard online here.
As the Sacramento Bee says, the two candidates "are running neck-and-neck in recent polls, with the majority of voters still looking to form opinions of the two candidates. A recent Field Poll showed Cooley leading Harris by four points, 35 percent to 31 percent."
Harris could also see trouble by not jiving with the rest of the state. "Kamala Harris' San Francisco credentials may not fly in rest of state," noted the LA Times on Monday. "As the liberal city's district attorney campaigns against L.A.'s Steve Cooley for state attorney general, her opposition to the death penalty and stances on other issues could work against her."
Today's debate will be moderated by KCRA's Kevin Riggs and will include questions from Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Leonard and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Marisa Lagos.