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East County News Service
November 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – At daybreak, Democrat Kamala Harris has regained a narrow lead over Republican Steve Cooley in the California attorney general race.

Cooley declared victory last night, but canceled a press conference today after learning that overnight, Harris took the lead at 46.1% to 45.6%. Fewer than 38,000 votes separate the two candidates and thousands of provisional and late absentee ballots remain uncounted.


If Harris wins, she will become the first African American and the first woman to serve as the state’s attorney general. She would also give Democrats a complete sweep of all statewide offices---including three currently held by Republicans (governor, lieutenant governor, and insurance commissioner.)

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Harris, Not Cooley! Medical Marijuana Advocates Swing AG's Race<

Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and California medical marijuana advocates statewide went to bed Tuesday night feeling defeated as the Bonnie Dumanis think-a-like, Steve Cooley, held more than a 10% lead over his underdog opponent, Kamala Harris in California’s race for Attorney General.

Waking up Wednesday morning however, was quite another story. As of 2:00am Harris took the lead and as of 10:34am with 99.2% reporting, is holding less than one half percentage point margin over the highly endorsed Cooley.

Last week ASA launched the website against the favored candidate labeling him anti-medical marijuana, bad for the environment and far right regarding marriage equality. It appears the advocates campaign worked.

ASA is the nation’s largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.

And now Cooley knows it!

Cooley and Dumanis beware, ASA is there.