Attorney General Candidates Debate at King Hall
Republican Steve Cooley and Democrat Kamala Harris, the nominees for California Attorney General, faced off in the Kalmanovitz Appellate Courtroom October 5 in their first and, so far, only scheduled debate. Cooley and Harris fielded questions from a panel including Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Morain, Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Leonard and San Francisco Chronicle reporter Marisa Lagos. Kevin Riggs, KCRA 3's political reporter, moderated the session, which was co-sponsored by UC Davis School of Law and the Sacramento Bee.
The debate covered a wide range of issues including the death penalty, same-sex marriage, recidivism and the state prison system, and ballot initiatives that would legalize recreational marijuana use and repeal the state's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law. The event drew extensive media coverage, with stories appearing newspapers across the state and in broadcast media. Video of the full debate can be viewed online by following the links below.
Associated Press article
Los Angeles Times article
San Francisco Chronicle article
Sacramento Bee article
KQED Radio report
Capital Public Radio report
KABC-7 news story
Davis Vanguard web news article
Dean's Blog post by Kevin R. Johnson
AG Debate video (Flash Player)
AG Debate video (Windows Media)
AG Debate video (Quicktime)