by Marisa Lagos / SFGate/November 24, 2010
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris will be California’s next attorney general, after her Republican opponent conceded today – a full three weeks after the Nov. 2 election.
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley had declared victory on election night, only to see the race flip-flop between the two candidates in the coming days as counties around the state continued to tally mail-in and provisional ballots. This morning, Cooley called Harris – who is now leading by 50,000 votes – to concede and congratulate her.
She will become the state’s first female attorney general.
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Editor: Part of what this means is that Democrats swept the state-wide offices here in California. Harris is also the first African-American to hold the state’s highest law enforcement office.