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S.F. District Attorney Garners Garcetti's Endorsement for A.G.

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In the race for California's Attorney General, one of L.A.'s top politicians has chosen to support San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris. "District Attorney Kamala Harris has a proven record of innovation and success, demonstrating that the best way to keep our communities safe is to be both tough and smart on crime," L.A. City Council President Eric Garcetti said.

Harris most recently made headlines when she told the Sacramento Bee that she does not support the legalization of marijuana for normal use. "This is just going to confuse everything even more," she said, noting her support of medicinal uses.

Harris is one of six Democratic candidates that will face off in the June primary. Other contenders include former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, Torrance Assemblyman Ted Lieu, Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly, Santa Barbara Assemblymember Pedro Nava and Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico of the Bay Area.

Republican candidates include Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, Chapman Law School dean John Eastman and State Senator Tom Harman of Orange County.