Every sports fan worth their salt knows that Nov. 3 is reserved for baseball. That’s the day Game 6 of the world series comes back to San Francisco, the day the Giants clinch their first world championship since coming to California. But Steve Cooley has other ideas. The GOP attorney general nominee has reserved the owner’s suite at Arco Arena in Sacramento for a Nov. 3 game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. “We have 20 tickets for this game, so we must reserve the seats for new commitments only. Tickets start at $2,500 per person,” the fund-raising letter states. Never mind for a moment that the Maloofs have had trouble getting people to pay $2.50 to see the Kings play let alone $2,500. That, for now, is besides the point. Cooley is in a tight race with Democrat Kamala Harris for state attorney general. And while the letter predicts a Cooley victory, it portends gloom and doom for the state’s Republican ticket. “Steve is the only Republican ahead in the polls and the only candidate strong enough to stand up to Jerry Brown and the Democratic establishment during the next four years.” Hey, if the rest of the ticket is in fact going down, why not try to cash in on the process, right?

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