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First Take: Congressional races up in the air. Steve Cooley clings to narrow lead over Kamala Harris

November 10, 2010 |  7:56 am

One week after election day, eight congressional races remain undecided, including two in California.

Republican Steve Cooley is clinging to a 43,000-vote lead over Democrat Kamala Harris in the still-undecided race for state attorney general.

The late Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach) won reelection despite her death just weeks before the Nov. 2 election. Now, a host of pols are lining up to replace her.

The defeat of the two businesswomen at the top of California's Republican ticket raises questions about their political futures and the future of the state party.