California Attorney General Debate: Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley Clash
Los Angeles Times:
Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley exchanged harsh words in a spirited first debate Tuesday, the only scheduled face-off between the two major-party candidates for California attorney general.
Republican Cooley focused on Harris' refusal to seek the death penalty for the killer of a San Francisco police officer. And Democrat Harris criticized Cooley for his refusal to take a position on Proposition 23, the November ballot measure that would repeal the state's greenhouse-gas law.
Cooley also took a swipe at Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown for championing local control on the campaign trail, even as he pursued legal action against cities for violating state environmental laws.
The debate covered a wide range of issues, including marijuana legalization, gay marriage, the federal healthcare law, as well as the state prisons.