From Talking Points Memo:

San Francisco District Attorney General Kamala Harris has beaten her Republican rival to become California’s next attorney general, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

The narrow race dragged on for three weeks after the November 2 election.

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley declared victory on election night. But the race turned to Harris’ favor as officials added in results from mail-in and provisional ballots. On Wednesday morning, Cooley conceded the race to Harris.

The candidates differed on whether to defend the state’s gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, which Governor-elect Jerry Brown, as attorney general, declined to defend.

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