UPDATE 1:08 P.M. Steve Cooley didn't participate in the media conference call today conceding the AG race to Kamala Harris, leaving it to a campaign consultant to field questions. But a statement from the candidate himself has been posted on the campaign's web site. A couple of interesting remarks:
“It is unfortunate that someone who is a non-partisan non-politician could not overcome the increasingly partisan tendencies of the state, even for an office that by its nature necessitates a non-partisan approach...
I will complete my third term and finish my career as a professional prosecutor in the office where it began over 37 years ago."
UPDATE 12:05 P.M. The Harris campaign statement on Cooley's concession below.
UPDATE 12 P.M. I asked some of the seasoned reporters around here if it was unusual that Cooley did not join in on the conference call himself. They said yes.