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2014 California Gubernatorial debates and race coverage

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    from 2014 California Governor's race (number of quotes indicated):
  • Antonio Villaraigosa (14) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Hilda Solis (1) California Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Jerry Brown (13) California Democratic Governor
  • Neel Kashkari (17) California Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
  • Rob Astorino (3) New York Republican Gubernatorial Challenger
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    California Gubernatorial race:
  • Wall Street Journal, "California Debate: No Knockout Moment for Kashkari", by Alejandro Lazo, Sep 5, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Brown's opponent lived like a homeless person," by Hunter Schwarz, Aug. 3, 2014
  • Sacramento Bee, "Jerry Brown signs gun control bill", by David Siders, 7/18/2014
  • Real Clear Politics blog, "Can High-Speed Rail Opposition Boost California GOP?", by Adam O'Neal, July 10, 2014
  • KFBK News Radio 93.1 FM and 1530 AM, "Kashkari Broadcasting from KFBK", July 10th 2014
  • Washington Post, "How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?", by Jaime Fuller, March 2, 2014
  • Washington Post, "Governor Moonbeam goes mainstream", by Reid Wilson, Feb. 28, 2014
  • Mercury News, "Kashkari announces run for California governor", by Jessica Calefati, 1/21/2014
  • Sacramento Bee on Jerry Brown, Jan. 5, 2014
  • Orange County Register, "The consequences of Obamacare", by Neel Kashkari, Dec. 30, 2013
  • NewsMax.com coverage, 12/17/2013
  • Los Angeles Times coverage, 4/16/2013 and 12/16/2013
  • South California Public Radio coverage, 11/26/2013
  • San Francisco Chronicle, "Kashkari--edging closer to 2014 gov run--on the issues", by Carla Marinucci, Nov. 14, 2013
  • Huffington Post coverage, 6/23/2013
  • CBS "Face the Nation" interview of Antonio Villaraigosa, 1/13/2013
  • Washington Post, "GOP Ready to Fund Homeland Security Amid Shutdown", by Neel Kashkari, June 1, 2012
  • Washington Post, "No more 'me first' mentality on entitlements", by Neel Kashkari, July 26, 2010

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Neel Kashkari: Supports abortion rights.
    Neel Kashkari: Government out of our lives on abortion.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: GOP rejects abortion in case of rape & incest.
Budget & Economy
    Jerry Brown: Ping-pong budgeting makes no sense.
    Neel Kashkari: Ran program to bail out the nation's largest banks.
    Jerry Brown: $27B budget gap then; multibillion-dollar surplus now.
Civil Rights
    Neel Kashkari: Supports gay marriage.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: LA's diversity program is "absolutely insufficient".
    Neel Kashkari: Corporate rate complexity encourages investment abroad.
    Neel Kashkari: Don't release dangerous people onto the streets.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Reduced violent crime by 50%; increased size of LAPD.
    Jerry Brown: How many people can get stoned and still have a great state?
    Rob Astorino: War on drugs has disproportionately hurt minorities.
    Neel Kashkari: When you legalize something, you send a signal you approve.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed prosecutor discretion on drugs; keep it a felony.
    Neel Kashkari: Side with poor kids, not union bosses.
    Jerry Brown: No government-imposed standards for public schools.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Mayoral control of 22 poorly performing schools.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Police in the schools, every day, but not all day.
    Jerry Brown: Vetoed considering demographics in college admissions.
Energy & Oil
    Rob Astorino: Open the Monterey Shale to fracking for shale oil.
    Neel Kashkari: Climate change compelling, but do fracking & Monterey shale.
    Jerry Brown: $25B for water-shortage farmland.
    Rob Astorino: I love our natural beauty, but we need to find balance.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Added 669 acres of open space & 1,549 miles of bikeways.
Gun Control
    Jerry Brown: Include semiautomatic pistols in unsafe handgun law.
    Neel Kashkari: Require background checks before all firearms sales.
    Jerry Brown: Ban hunting with lead bullets; but detachable magazines OK.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Supports Life Act: restrict ammunition, licenses, & weapons.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban sales of assault weapons and Saturday night specials.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Health Care
    Neel Kashkari: Fix ObamaCare's fundamental flaws, or replace it completely.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Healthcare.gov problems caused loss of confidence in Feds.
    Neel Kashkari: Sensible immigration reform needed, but not open borders.
    Hilda Solis: Supports "Fast for Families" in favor of immigration reform.
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Immigration reform is an economic and moral imperative.
    Neel Kashkari: Expand visa programs for highly skilled workers.
    Jerry Brown: Extend unemployment benefits federally.
Social Security
    Antonio Villaraigosa: Entitlement reform must be part of reining in debt.
    Neel Kashkari: Index for inflation; increase retirement age; means-testing.
    Neel Kashkari: We must cut entitlements, to avoid national insolvency.
    Neel Kashkari: Day one, high-speed rail train is dead.
    Jerry Brown: 32-year quest to build nation's first high-speed rail line.
    Jerry Brown: Pay for high-speed rail project with cap-and-trade revenue.
War & Peace
    Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Welfare & Poverty
    Jerry Brown: 1977: Visited tenement & prison to see 1st-hand.
    Neel Kashkari: With $40 & no job, economy hasn't improved since 2011.

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