You could argue it both ways. Here’s the data, helpfully provided by one of her opponents, but, as always, You Make The Call.
“Harris was asked if there would ever be a time when she might ask for the death penalty. ‘We take each case on a case by case basis…and I’ll make decisions on each case as they arise,’ she said.”
IMO, there’s wiggle room in here. There wouldn’t be much point in going for the death penalty in a case that she didn’t think she’d get a death penalty decision from a San Francisco jury, of course.
IMO, her position(s) won’t make or break her chances to replace Jerry Brown. I’m sure she’ll have ample opportunity to explain everything to the voters over the coming months. We’ll see…