SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado, a republican from Santa Maria, formed a campaign committee on Thursday—which allows him to raise money for the 2014 gubernatorial election, challenging Gov. Jerry Brown.
His decision to explore a possible run may speak more about the Republicans than it does about Gov. Brown, who is 75. If Brown were to pass in the next few years, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom would become governor. Maldonado may be getting in the race early to be halfway in should such an event present itself.