Chris Kelly outspent San Francisco D. A. Kamala Harris but he didn’t beat her in the race to be the Democratic Party candidate for attorney general of California. Harris outdistanced her six competitors with 33% of the vote, Kelly came in second with a little over 14%.
Harris’ next campaign challenge will be facing Los Angeles D. A. Steve Cooley in the general election in November to replace Democrat Jerry Brown, a candidate for governor. If she wins, Harris will be the first woman to hold the office of attorney general in California. By the sound of her victory speech, she is ready.
“We have a lot of work to do before November…but we are clear of purpose, clear of mind. We believe in hard work, but we also believe that it can be fun work. Let’s celebrate tonight!”
In other news, the Republicans scored big wins with Meg Whitman, who will be squaring off against Brown for governor. And Carly Fiorina will be taking on three-term Senator Barbara Boxer.