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Times/USC poll: Cooley leads in attorney general's race

Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley, a Republican, holds a narrow lead over Democratic opponent Kamala Harris in the contentious race for California attorney general, aided greatly by voter support on his usually Democratic home turf, a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll has found.

The survey showed that Harris, the San Francisco district attorney, has thus far failed to captivate the Democratic stronghold of Los Angeles County, home to one out of every four registered voters in California and a near must-win for any Democrat running statewide.

Read the full story on our PolitiCal blog: With L.A.'s help, Cooley leads in attorney general's race, Times/USC poll finds

 
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ew this guys a creep.

im voting for kamala harris.

NOOO!!!!!!!!! The government is RIGGED... I Swear so much voter fraud going on.. First LA SLIMES saying that Prop 19 is failing, now they are saying COOLEY is getting elected?! YEA RIGHT

So am I.

Didn't they just publish a story about this guy accepting thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from an oil company under investigation by his office?

Yeah, think I'll pass on this guy and his personal agenda... Even though the other choice isn't any better. Same goes for the governor's race. Wish we had some other options on the table.

OK folks wake up: KAMALA HARRIS is the BEST CHOICE by far!

I've got mixed feelings about Cooley, but Kamala has been pretty incompetent in SF, using her office to play political games. I don't agree with Cooley on Medical Marijuana or prop 19, but he is at least a straight shooter. Kamala would be a lot worse, imho.

Cooley is an enemy of Marijuana in any form (medicinal or for recreational use)...

Duh! Look who the alternative is. Talk about a total leftist liberal wacko, we have no choice but to vote for Cooley.

Steve Cooley has destroyed the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. He is one of the most corrupt politicians in Los Angeles. No way am I voting for his personal quest to take advantage of the pension system and double dip at the tax payers expense. His pension plus AG salary would be about $440,000 dollars. Thanks, but I would rather see my money go elsewhere. His quest for power must end on Nov. 2nd.

@Oust Cooley
your assertion that Cooley is going to double dip is ridiculous. He worked for a government agency for over 30 yrs, he paid into that pension system for the entire time, part of his benefits for staying with that agency included that pension. He did not pay into Social Security and will receive no benefits from that system. He earned his pension, and if he goes on to serve as the State AG, then he should be allowed to collect the salary from that position and if there is a pension based on years of service then he should get that too.

Using your misguided logic, any elected official who collects a Social Security check, 401k, Roth IRA, or some sort of private pension benefit is "double dipping". That would mean pretty much all of them, including Cooley's opponent.

California has been adopting some of the coolest laws in the nation. But, Steve Cooley will put a stop to all that. The most important thing you can do is to vote AGAINST Steve Cooley on Nov 2.

Learn more at www.NotCooley.com.


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