Democratic nominee Kamala Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, on Thursday amped up her attacks on the environmental record of GOP rival Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County district attorney. She accused Cooley of being in the pocket of local developers and Texas oil companies, and continued to cast herself as the green candidate in the race.
Meanwhile, police organizations have raised $1 million for independent expenditure campaigns supporting Cooley. The California Statewide Law Enforcement Assn. has dropped $460,000 into a committee to air campaign radio ads; the Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs Assn. is spending $288,000 on Cooley's behalf; and an additional $212,000 is coming from the Los Angeles Police Protective League and the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California.