Speaking at her first news conference since the November 2 election, California Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris formally declared victory. The San Francisco District Attorney led her Republican opponent, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley "by 75,033 votes as of today," reports SFAppeal.com. "Cooley conceded defeat last Wednesday, but Harris declined to declare victory until all the votes were counted."
And to much applause, Harris reiterated one of the core platforms of her campaign: "We will not defend Proposition 8 because it is simply unconstitutional. One does not need to run from their convictions when they choose to run for office."
Cooley promised to defend Prop 8 in court. Harris and Governor-Elect Jerry Brown both promised not to appeal the landmark ruling. And they won. Harris won Cooley's Los Angeles County by 14 points.
On Monday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Proposition 8 proponents' appeal of Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker's landmark ruling. The hearing will be televised.
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