A full twenty days after the close of the midterm elections, California’s attorney general race is still too close to call, but Democratic candidate Kamala Harris appears to have a slight lead.
According to California’s secretary of state, Harris is leading Republican Steve Cooley, the LA County district attorney, by half of one percent, with less than 50 percent of the votes tallied. Though that’s a slim margin, many of the votes that have yet to be tallied will come from Los Angeles, where Harris is favored over the local Cooley.
Harris is San Francisco’s DA and if she wins, as many are predicting she will, she’ll be the first African-American attorney general in California’s history. A Harris win would also solidify a 2010 Democratic sweep in California.
–Cord Jefferson is a staff writer at The Root. Follow him on Twitter.