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California Governor’s Race

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Democratic Party Courting Actor George Clooney To Run For California Governor

George Clooney’s future job could be his toughest role yet. The Hollywood actor is launching his political career and running for governor of California, according to friends close to the star.

06/17/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California’s Top-Two Primary Election System Gets Its First True Test

California’s top-two open primary is getting its first true test as its use expands to statewide offices for the first time. One of its biggest impacts may be in helping Republicans choose which of their candidates will face Governor Brown.

06/03/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: California’s Tea Party Candidate Resists GOP’s Slump

This week the Tea Party took some hits nationally by losing several primary battles against the GOP establishment, but a California Tea Party Republican continues to lead as the Republican candidate for governor.

05/23/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA Poll Finds Brown Retains Wide Lead, GOP Race For Governor Tightening

While Gov. Jerry Brown retains a huge lead less than two weeks before the June 3rd primary election, a new KPIX 5 / SurveyUSA poll shows the race to be the governor’s challenger in November appears to be tightening.

05/21/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidates Tim Donnelly (left), Neel Kashkari. (California State Assembly, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican Candidates For California Governor Clash In Debate

Republicans who want Gov. Jerry Brown’s job clashed over gun rights and the direction of the GOP in their first and possibly only joint appearance in a low-visibility primary campaign.

05/15/2014

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (California State Assembly)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Donnelly Slammed Over Comments Tying Rival Kashkari To Islamic Law

Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Thursday strongly condemned comments by GOP gubernatorial front-runner Tim Donnelly, in which the state lawmaker has tried to tie his Indian-American rival to fundamentalist Islamic law, calling his statements “hateful and ignorant garbage.”

05/08/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Kashkari Spends $500,000 Out of Pocket for Campaign Ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is ponying up $500,000 of his own money and launching his first television ads of the campaign.

05/05/2014

Jerry Brown Campaign Appearance

Poll Finds Governor Jerry Brown With Huge Lead In Re-Election Bid

The survey released Wednesday finds 57 percent of likely voters would choose the Democratic governor, far outpacing any of the three top Republican challengers.

04/09/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown Raises $20 Million For Re-Election Bid; GOP Rivals Lag

With nearly eight months to go until the November election, Gov. Jerry Brown reported Monday that he has raised nearly $20 million for his re-election campaign, far outpacing the two leading Republican candidates competing for the right to challenge him.

03/24/2014

Neel Kashkari. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former Bailout Boss Weighs Run For California Governor

Neel Kashkari, the son of Indian immigrants, is considering entering next year’s campaign as the third Republican challenger to Gov. Jerry Brown,

12/04/2013

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