AG-Elect Harris Touts Civil Rights, Environmental Goals In LA Stop

San Francisco DA to replace Jerry Brown

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Kamala Harris, the newly-elected Attorney General of California, took a victory lap on Tuesday with her first pit stop in Los Angeles.

After winning a tightly-contested race with Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, the San Francisco D.A. now gets a chance to celebrate.

KNX 1070’s John Brooks reports

Harris says she is proud of her liberal beliefs — including a desire for civil rights, something Harris says she appreciates as the daughter of a Jamaican father and a mother from India.

The victory by Harris gives Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices in California, and a four-year term that could ultimately catapult Harris to the governor’s office, as the position of attorney general has been a stepping stone for four California governors.

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