In California’s contentious race for Attorney General, Republican candidate Steve Cooley holds a narrow lead over Democratic opponent Kamala Harris. As Los Angeles County’s three-term District Attorney, Cooley has strong name recognition in this usually Democratic stronghold. Cooley, a 63 year-old career prosecutor, is considered a centrist by many, with proven managerial skills. Cooley supports the death penalty and backers say he’s tough on crime. But critics question his stance on the state’s three strikes law, same-sex marriage and the new federal health reform law. Where does Cooley stand on these important issues? What would top his agenda if he becomes California’s next top cop?
Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Republican candidate for Attorney General