Kamala Harris declares victory over Cooley

SAN FRANCISCO

Harris made the announcement in Los Angeles and thanked her campaign supporters. She did not want to say anything until now because the race was so close, even though her Republican opponent, Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, conceded defeat last week.

Harris is the first woman and the first minority to serve in this post. She was slated to hold a celebration Tuesday night in San Francisco.

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