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Report: Obama calls Harris 'best-looking' state AG

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 5, 2013


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) -- If state attorneys general participated in beauty contests, President Barack Obama would declare California Attorney General Kamala Harris the winner.

During a Thursday lunch, Obama called Harris the nation's "best-looking attorney general," according to the Sacramento Bee.

The Bee, pointing to a pool report written by Todd Gillman of the Dallas Morning News, said the President introduced Harris and proceeded to make the unusual comment.

The following is an excerpt from Gillman's report:

"He introduced California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic party, and called her the 'best-looking attorney general' he's seen (after laughs, he said, 'It's true; come on.'). He also called her brilliant, dedicated and tough, and 'exactly what you want' in an AG."

According to the Bee, Obama is in California fundraising for the Democratic National Committee. He was reportedly in Atherton, Calif., at the home of Levi Strauss heir John Goldman when he made the comments.

Obama has been a Harris supporter even before she took office.

In 2010, when she was running against Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, the President endorsed her.

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