Kamala_Harris.jpgSan Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris today declared victory in the race for state attorney general, and will host a news conference and celebration in the city later today.

Harris posted a statement on her campaign’s website thanking her supporters.

“I am humbled by your support and determined to affirm your trust,” Harris said.

“As your attorney general, I am going to work each and every day – across the aisle and in partnership with law enforcement leaders across the state – to make sure the law of the state of California is on the side of the people,” she said.

Harris led her Republican opponent, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, by 75,033 votes – 46.1 percent to 45.3 percent – as of today, the deadline for counties to report final vote counts to the Secretary of State.

Cooley conceded defeat last Wednesday, but Harris declined to declare victory until all the votes were counted.

Harris held a news conference in Los Angeles earlier today to discuss the win, and is planning another news conference in San Francisco at 4:30 p.m.

The news conference will be followed by the celebration at 5:30 p.m.

“I look forward to serving this great state to the best of my abilities, always remembering that the attorney general represents all Californians,” Harris said in the statement on the campaign website.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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