SACRAMENTO (AP) — California’s campaign watchdog has rejected a complaint by the Democratic candidate for attorney general over an attack ad aired by a national Republican organization.

The Fair Political Practices Commission said in a letter Tuesday that the television ad by the Republican State Leadership Committee does not meet the state’s current definition of a campaign commercial.

A rule that establishes a tighter definition will take effect after next week’s election.

The committee’s chairman is Ed Gillespie, who was a White House counselor in the George W. Bush administration. The group’s ad attacks Democrat Kamala Harris for personally opposing executions, even though she says she would enforce the death penalty if elected.

Her campaign filed a second complaint over the ad on Tuesday.

The group favors Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley.

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Comments (19)
  1. Randy Fleming says:

    I am a democrat , however , this woman’s policies have been disastrous where public safety from predatory career criminals is concerned.

  2. James Todd says:

    She would not pursue the death penalty for cop-killers in San Francisco, but she wouldfor California? Bull$hit! This woman will say ANYTHING to get elected!

    1. Randy Fleming says:

      You can thank former SF Mayor Willie Brown for this woman’s public career.

    2. rich says:

      i will never ever vote for this woman.

  3. P says:

    She’s awfully pretty. Women democrats are not suppose to be Hot.

      1. Vinny says:

        “Women democrats are not suppose to be Hot.”

        most women demos i’ve seen look like dogs. all demo women poticians are bow wows, bark barks.

  4. Nick Name says:

    violent crime is down 9% in the Bay Area since 2007. Make of that what you will.

  5. jcpardell says:

    I don’t care how hot you think she is. I’m from San Francisco and I don’t even want her as my district attorney. She’s definitely not getting my vote.

    1. P says:

      Hey, I wouldn’t vote for her either. She’s much too soft on crime, like someone else said. All I was saying is that she is pretty.

  6. Joe G says:

    I am a Democrat, but I refused to vote for Kamala Harris. She is soft on crime and would be really bad for California if we want crime to go down. Do not vote for her this coming November!

    1. rich says:

      i am guessing DDs are soft too.

      1. P says:

        How would you know she’s DD…LOL
        What ever they are, you are probably right, soft like a down pillow…mmmm

  7. BG says:

    I am a Democrat and I proudly cast my ballot for her.

    1. OM says:

      So, never mind incompetence, your only reason for voting for her is your political affiliation? Is that right?

      hmmm…talk about sheep!

  8. Brenda says:

    This woman is the biggest joke as a DA. Now she wants to be the in charge of all of California???? She must be living with her head buried in the sand because one thing that all voters can agree on is that her job performance in San Francisco has been horrible. But she can not be fired for incompetence because she is a double minority (female and black). What about accountability?

  9. Annette says:

    Brenda – Like her or dislike her, but her ethnicity and gender have nothing to do with anything. Try spending some time researching how District Attorneys actually get their jobs or lose them – the actual facts about how the process works, instead of trying to appeal to emotions.

  10. Dave says:

    The bottom line is this ladies and gentlemen….She is SOFT on crime and is not a good fit to be the Top Cop for our state! My family, friends and neighbors are all not voting for her! That is over 20 votes.

  11. McD56 says:

    2 faced liar comes to mind…….IMO

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