Articles Tagged With ‘California Governor’

Will a billionaire Republican run for California governor?

After a billionaire Republican completed an improbable run to the White House, another billionaire Republican is considering a possible bid for governor of Democrat-controlled California. [Politico] Peter Thiel, a libertarian-leaning gay Republican, is a co-founder of PayPal and was an... (Continue reading)

State Treasurer John Chiang announced bid for governor

State Treasurer John Chiang announced Tuesday that he will run for governor. Chiang is the second state office holder to join the 2018 race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is already fundraising for the... (Continue reading)

California gubernatorial candidate is registered sex offender

Republican candidate for the California governorship, Glenn Champ, has a criminal record that includes convictions of voluntary manslaughter and assault to commit rape. He is a registered sex offender. [Washington Post] A jury convicted Champ of two counts of assault... (Continue reading)

California gubernatorial candidates’ war chests

California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari raised nearly $1 million during the first two weeks of his campaign. [MercuryNews] Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, reported Wednesday that he raised $976,000. Donors include several bankers at Goldman Sachs, former Treasury Secretary... (Continue reading)

Will Abel Maldonado run for governor?

(BULLETIN, today, noon) Abel Maldonado said he is dropping out of the race for governor. Original story – Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado is expected to formally announce his bid for the governor’s seat at a press conference at 11... (Continue reading)

Abel says he’s able to beat Brown

Abel Maldonado thinks he is the answer to Republicans’ dreams of taking over the statehouse next year, and he spent last weekend articulating that belief at the California GOP biannual convention in Orange County. (Sacramento Bee) The Santa Maria politician... (Continue reading)

Maldonado’s top advisors out

Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado’s top advisors are no longer part of his team as he explores a bid for governor. [LosAngelesTimes] Over the past few weeks, his senior strategist John Weaver, media strategist Fred Davis, campaign manager Jeff Corless... (Continue reading)

LA mayor eyeing governor’s mansion

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Wednesday that he would like to run for governor. [KTTV] “One day I’d like to run for governor, but there’s not a vacancy the last time I looked,” Villaraigosa said on KTTV’s Good Day... (Continue reading)