California Governor's Race

The California governor's race is heating up, just weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out for the June 5 primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new $7-million donation is the first sign that the big money is starting to move.

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Democrat Gavin Newsom is leading in the race for California Governor.  That's according to a new poll from the Public Policy Research Institute of California.  And, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Republican candidate John Cox is gaining traction too.

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There's now one fewer Republican in the California governor's race.  Former Sacramento area Congressman Dough Ose dropped out yesterday (Monday).  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, that could change the dynamic of the entire race.

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The California Democratic Party Convention wrapped up yesterday (Sunday) - exactly 100 days before the June 5th Primary.  The candidates for governor tested their messages and jockeyed for position as they vie for a top-two primary finish to advance to the November general election.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from San Diego.

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Two Democrats in this year's race for California governor have emerged as the clear favorites in the June primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new poll shows Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa locked in a virtual tie.

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The Trump administration has said it may try to prosecute elected officials in "sanctuary" states and cities who defy federal immigration law.  Orange County Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen says that should include the man he hopes to replace as California governor.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.  The town hall featured four Democrats and two Republicans - with more than a thousand people in the audience.  As KPCC's Mary Plummer reports, both the candidates and the crowd got contentious.

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A third Republican has entered this year's California governor's race.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Most of the candidates at the top of next year's California ballot still have to introduce themselves to voters.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on a new Berkeley Institute of Government Studies poll.

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With just six months to go before California's primary election - and less than a year until the 2018 midterms - two Democrats lead the pack of candidates to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Republican candidate for Governor, John Cox recently claimed on Capital Public Radio that California has the nation's highest water and electricity bills, along with some of the top taxes in the country. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter, Chris Nichols fact checked the candidate's statements.

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Candidate for California Governor Delaine Eastin recently claimed Millennials have only a 50-50 chance of doing better financially than their parents.  That marks a big drop in upward mobility compared with the past.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the Democratic candidate's statement.

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Democratic gubernatorial candidate Delaine Eastin is accusing termed-out Governor Jerry Brown of "tepid" leadership. especially on education.  As part of his interviews with the candidates for governor, Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has this report.

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The four Democratic candidates in next year's California governor's race debated for the first time over the past weekend, and they really only had one disagreement:  single-payer health care.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Democratic candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa has repeatedly claimed Los Angeles saw a nearly 50 percent decline in violent crime during his time as the city's mayor.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked the candidate's statement.

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The popular mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, is considering a run for governor of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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The Las Vegas shooting quickly became an issue between two Democrats running for California governor in 2018.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has a sizeable fundraising lead over the pack of both Democrats and Republicans who've announced they're running for Governor of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom recently claimed that the Inland Empire is the second fastest growing region for jobs in the Golden State.  Politifact reporter Chris Nichols check out the claim for our Tracking the Truth series as the 2018 governor's race heats up.

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Republican candidate for governor Travis Allen - an assemblyman from Huntington Beach - recently claimed California's taxes "are among the highest in the nation."  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Allen's statement as part of our Tracking The Truth series, which examines claims in the 2018 governor's race.

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In a video announcing his run for California governor, Orange County conservative Republican Travis Allen made some bold claims about crime in the Golden State.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked Allen's statements as part of our "Tracking The Truth" series, which examines claims in the 2018 governor's race.

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Former Republican Assemblyman David Hadley is entering the 2108 California governor's race.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, Hadley hopes to win support from moderate and establishment Republicans.

After two California Democrats advanced in last year's open U.S. Senate primary, some pundits think that could happen again in the 2018 governor's race.  But one expert insists that won't happen, and he's willing to put his modesty and dignity on the line.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa recently said California has the sixth-highest economy in the world and one of the nation's highest poverty rates.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked this claim as part of our Tracking The Truth series, which examines statements in the 2018 governor's race.

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Democratic candidate for governor and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently claimed he played a key role in improving graduation rates at the LA Unified School District.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined that claim, as part of our series fact-checking the 2018 California governor's race.

The Inland Empire Economic Partnership will host a speakers' series for candidates who have declared for the 2018 California governor's race.  Part 1 in the series is today (Friday) and features former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.  It'll be held at the Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga.  KVCR's Rick Dulock spoke with IEEP President Paul Granillo to ask what the candidate speaker series is all about.

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Call it the first debate in the race to be the next Governor of California. 

Three of the most prominent Democratic candidates running for the office in 2018 met at a California Charter Schools Association conference yesterday (Thursday). 

The talk focused on education, but as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports, the candidates showed outlines of their larger platforms.

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A new candidate for California governor has entered the ring.  If elected, former state schools chief Delaine Eastin would be the state's first female governor.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

he's not the best-known of California's eight statewide elected officials... but Treasurer John Chiang (pronounced CHUNG) says he's looking at a run for governor in 2018.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has more.

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Campaigning to be the next governor of California has already begun, even though the next election isn't until 2018.  Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday (Wednesday) that he's running for the office.