In an effort to combat the mudslide of Republican money pouring into California to fund attack ads on San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris in the California Attorney General's race, the Harris campaign today released a “statement” from U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
“Kamala Harris is my choice for Attorney General because she has a strong track record of fighting crime and will work hard to make California a safer place where everyone's rights are protected,” Feinstein's statement reads. “Together, we can prove that our elected offices can't be bought by out-of-state shadow groups like the Republican State Leadership Association, which is funded by big oil and tobacco corporations.”
Feinstein's a big gun in state politics, but for those who have followed Harris' tenure as D.A., this maneuver is a bit odd. That's because Feinstein was also the first and most prominent politician to attack Harris on the death penalty — voicing essentially the same complaint as the GOP attack ad she's now, um, attacking.