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CA Democratic Convention: AG Harris Urges Party To Lead

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California State Attorney General Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris headshot, as California State Attorney General (AP)

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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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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