The state assemblyman from the San Bernardino Mountains community of Twin Peaks said Thursday that he expects to get through the June primary with strong support from the party's conservative base.
Donnelly, a Tea Party favorite and former minuteman border vigilante, is a strong gun rights supporter and social conservative.
Responding to questions about his electability, Donnelly criticized the Republican establishment for supporting candidates he described as safe, moderate and wealthy.
Donnelly's opponent, Neel Kashkari, is a former Goldman Sachs employee and U.S. Treasury official. The party's 2010 gubernatorial candidate, Meg Whitman, was a billionaire. Both focused their campaigns on fiscal issues and education.
The candidates are set for California’s November gubernatorial election. And the challenger is already on the attack.
It’s Democrat Jerry Brown against Republican Neel Kashkari for the right to be governor of California for the next four years.
The top two Republican challengers to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown are using two very different strategies to reach voters as California’s June primary election enters its final week.
In the last the last two weeks before the June primary election, Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari says he has $1.4 million on hand for his campaign.
Democratic Governor Jerry Brown holds a big lead in the June primary in a new Public Policy Institute of California poll. But the gap between his two Republican challengers is narrowing.