Excerpted from “Kamala Harris Wins California AG Race
” By Noreen Malone, Slate
, Posted Wednesday, December 01, 2010 2:41 PM
early a month after Election Day, Democrat Kamala Harris has been declared the victor in Caliornia's attorney general race, nosing out Republican Steve Cooley. The 46-year-old San Franciscan of African-American and Indian-American descent has grabbed lots of comparisons to Obama (that multi-ethnic background, the sparkling academic credentials, a "greyhound physique," hugely ambitious), and reportedly, the California Democratic Party sees a gubernatorial or Senate bid in her future. She ran her campaign as a sort of anti-Mama Grizzly, taking great pains to come across as tough-tough, not lady-tough, and downplaying her femininity almost to a fault. ...