SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — Attorney General Kamala Harris urged Democrats to use their gains at California’s ballot box to push for changes on gun control, gay marriage and other issues.

She addressed about 2,000 delegates at the state party’s convention Saturday in Sacramento.

Harris came onstage to U2’s “Beautiful Day” but made no direct reference to President Barack Obama’s remark last week calling her the nation’s “best-looking” attorney general. It generated a national discussion about whether such remarks detract from women’s accomplishments.

Obama also called Harris brilliant and tough.

Harris’ remarks seemed more like a stump speech for a gubernatorial bid than a summary of her accomplishments as attorney general, touching on school funding and even climate change.

Harris is one of the party’s rising stars and a top gubernatorial prospect for 2018.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
LIVE: Monday through Friday from 3am – 3pm PST

Watch & Listen LIVE