Republican Steve Cooley has just conceded to Kamala Harris in California’s attorney general race, making Harris the first African-American attorney general in the state’s history.

Cooley declared victory in the initially too-close-to-call election almost three weeks ago, but today, trailing by more than 50,000 votes, he bowed out.

Cooley will return to his job as the Los Angeles district attorney, while San Francisco looks for a replacement for Harris, who was that city's DA.

-Cord Jefferson is a staff writer at The Root. Follow him on Twitter.