Oprah placed Harris on her 2010 O Power List, a directory of high-achieving women. "When Harris sees a problem, she figures out a creative solution, resolutely ignoring both received wisdom and polling figures," the article gushes. "Harris cares little if she's seen as 'tough on crime.' She'd rather be smart on crime." (Which just happens to be the title of Harris' 2009 book! What a coincidence.)
But although Harris certainly isn't immune to criticism, she's staked out a winning position on the freedom to marry. Her opponent, Steve Cooley, has said that he would defend Prop 8, the marriage ban, despite it having been found unconstitutional.