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Harris, Cooley hold early leads in attorney general's race

June 8, 2010 |  9:28 pm

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, a Republican, and San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, a Democrat, are leading their parties' races for attorney general.

With 11.7% of the vote reported, Harris held a 30% to 19% lead over former Facebook privacy officer Chris Kelly. Cooley had more than 52% of his party's early vote.

In the race for lieutenant governor, newly appointed incumbent Abel Maldonado is ahead on the Republican side, and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom holds a lead over Los Angeles Councilwoman Janice Hahn on the Democratic side.