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.)