Americans for Safe Access (ASA) and California medical marijuana advocates statewide went to bed Tuesday night feeling defeated as the Bonnie Dumanis think-a-like, Steve Cooley, held more than a 10% lead over his underdog opponent, Kamala Harris in California’s race for Attorney General.
Waking up Wednesday morning however, was quite another story. As of 2:00am Harris took the lead and as of 6:30am with 96.9% reporting, is holding less than one half percentage point margin over the highly endorsed Cooley.
BLOG UPDATE! As of 12:39pm the Secretary of State reports Harris leads with less than .02% of the vote and 100% of precints reported!
As reported by The Huffington Post, last week ASA launched the www.NotCooley.com website against the favored candidate labeling him anti-medical marijuana, bad for the environment and far right regarding marriage equality. It appears the advocates campaign worked.
ASA is the nation’s largest organization of patients, medical professionals, scientists and concerned citizens promoting safe and legal access to cannabis for therapeutic use and research.
And now Cooley knows it!
Cooley and Dumanis beware, ASA is there.
UPDATE: San Diego Chapter of Americans for Safe Access has released the local election results.