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News, The Snitch Will Kamala Harris Burn the Medical Marijuana Advocates Who Campaigned for Her?

Will Kamala Harris Burn the Medical Marijuana Advocates Who Campaigned for Her?

While marijuana legalization dominated the news last fall, unity was in short supply during the election season among medical cannabis patients and advocates.It may be hard for nonsmokers to grasp, but Proposition 19 splintered the medical cannabis community, with many…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Declares Victory -- In Los Angeles

Kamala Harris Declares Victory -- In Los Angeles

As expected, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris declared victory in her race for Attorney General this morning in her "major announcement" this morning in Los Angeles. "I stand before you today humbled to be chosen the next Attorney General,"…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Wins Attorney General Race as Steve Cooley Concedes

Kamala Harris Wins Attorney General Race as Steve Cooley Concedes

Say what you will about Steve Cooley, but the man can do math. The Republican candidate for attorney general would have had to beat Kamala Harris by insane margins among uncounted ballots in Harris-leaning counties. Not going to happen --…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Appears Set to Cinch Victory in Attorney General Race

Kamala Harris Appears Set to Cinch Victory in Attorney General Race

Pardon us, gentle reader, for the intolerable hedge in the above headline. Lacking the statistical prowess of some other observers, we're still going to play it safe -- yet it appears that San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is on…
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News, The Snitch AG's Race Gets Nasty as Harris, Cooley Spar Over L.A. Vote Counting

AG's Race Gets Nasty as Harris, Cooley Spar Over L.A. Vote Counting

It's always comforting when the race to become the state's top law-enforcement official devolves into Jerry Springer-esque paroxysms of finger-pointing and cheap campaign tactics. But that's what appears to be happening in the final stretch of the California attorney general's…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris: Take a Maalox

Kamala Harris: Take a Maalox

To those tormented by the stunningly close Attorney General's race between Steve Cooley and Kamala Harris, San Francisco's district attorney offers a bit of medical advice: "Grab some Maalox." Harris made her impromptu pitch for a particular brand of heartburn…
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News, The Snitch Attorney General Race Too Close to Call; Results Could Be Weeks Away

Attorney General Race Too Close to Call; Results Could Be Weeks Away

Californians can expect to hurry up and wait for final results in the undisputed nail-biter statewide election of 2010, the attorney general's race between San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris and Los Angeles D.A. Steve Cooley.With all voting precincts reporting,…
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News, The Snitch Dianne Feinstein Was Against Kamala Harris' 'Strong Track Record' Before She Was For It

Dianne Feinstein Was Against Kamala Harris' 'Strong Track Record' Before She Was For It

An unlikely ally?​In an effort to combat the mudslide of Republican money pouring into California to fund attack ads on San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in the California Attorney General's race, the Harris campaign today released a "statement" from…
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GOP to Hammer Harris on Death Penalty with $1 million in TV Ads as Election Nears

Close observers of the 2010 California Attorney General's race probably saw this one coming. With less than two weeks remaining until election day on Nov. 2, Republican activists are going to spend about $1 million blanketing the airwaves with commercials…
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News, The Snitch Did AG Candidate Steve Cooley Let Bell Police Chief Off the Hook?

Did AG Candidate Steve Cooley Let Bell Police Chief Off the Hook?

Peace Officers Association of L.A. CountySteve Cooley, left, handed disgraced Bell Police Chief Randy Adams an award in 2008. Did he do so again by not prosecuting him?​Will the bell toll for Randy Adams? A group of incensed SoCal cops…
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News, The Snitch District Attorney Kamala Harris Makes Oprah's 2010 'O Power List'

District Attorney Kamala Harris Makes Oprah's 2010 'O Power List'

District Attorney Kamala Harris is nothing if not resilient in her campaign to be elected California's next attorney general. Just when she's getting slammed in the press for hypocritically holding on to a convicted felon's campaign donations, Harris' campaign releases…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Kept Felon's Donation While Insisting Opponent Return Tainted Funds

Kamala Harris Kept Felon's Donation While Insisting Opponent Return Tainted Funds

Don't worry Kamala. Tyra still loves you. ​While attorney general candidate Kamala Harris spent the past three weeks denouncing her opponent Steve Cooley for accepting tainted campaign donations, it turns out her campaign kitty contained $1,250 from ex-Democratic moneyman Norman…
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News, The Snitch Steve Cooley's Potential Finance Scandal Ignites Kamala Harris Press Storm

Steve Cooley's Potential Finance Scandal Ignites Kamala Harris Press Storm

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris has wasted no time jumping on a report by our sister paper, LA Weekly, accusing her opponent in the state Attorney General's race of hypocrisy. The article, which ran yesterday, notes that as Los…
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News, The Snitch Union Boss: 'No Way' Kamala Harris Gets Cops' Endorsement for Attorney General

Union Boss: 'No Way' Kamala Harris Gets Cops' Endorsement for Attorney General

California Watch has a good story up today on the role the state's influential police unions will play in deciding the attorney general's race between Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley. As reporter Timothy Sandoval notes, San Francisco D.A. Harris could…
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News, The Snitch Kamala Harris Attack Ad: Steve Cooley a Sexist Coddler of Child Molesters

Kamala Harris Attack Ad: Steve Cooley a Sexist Coddler of Child Molesters

San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris today released an online ad targeting her Republican opponent in the race for state attorney general. The ad (view after the jump) assails Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, in so many words, as…
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Demon Sheep Makes Encore In Another Absurd Republican Campaign Ad

And this time, the demon sheep breathes fire. There's also circus music involved in this asinine ad launched today by the Tom Harman for Attorney General 2010 campaign entitled,  "Steve Cooley is a Loser." Clearly, Harman's a real class…
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Hit Pieces: Demon Sheep, Candidate Inc., Gavin Newsom & Bill O'Reilly Smitten

Quick political bytes from the week that went down easy. Carly Fiorina's bizarre attack ad against her Republican primary opponent for senate, Tom Campbell: An evil furry dressed like a sheep who wants to raise your taxes. This video has gone…
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News, The Snitch Poll: Kamala Harris Is AG Front-Runner -- Until Pollster Starts Talking Dirty

Poll: Kamala Harris Is AG Front-Runner -- Until Pollster Starts Talking Dirty

It's not every day that a political candidate eagerly publicizes a survey revealing he's polling in the single-digits and trails the leader by double-digits. And yet, this has turned out to not be a typical Attorney General's race. Would-be AG…
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News, The Snitch Speier Not Running for AG, Horde of Upwardly Mobile Pols Staying Put

Speier Not Running for AG, Horde of Upwardly Mobile Pols Staying Put

Rep. Jackie Speier's newly minted spokesman Nathan Ballard just informed the world that his boss will not be leaving Congress to run for state Attorney General. Congressional seats rarely open -- especially in the Bay Area -- and had the…
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News, Sidebar Prosecutors' Patience Wears Thin With Levada, Mahony

Prosecutors' Patience Wears Thin With Levada, Mahony

California's two most powerful Roman Catholic leaders are longtime close friends who attended the same Ventura County seminary in the 1960s and who at different times have assumed a lead role as presumed reformers in the wake of the worst…
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