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.
A second candidate is jumping into the 2018 California governor’s race. The Democratic State Treasurer John Chiang has opened a committee to raise money for the campaign.
Democrat Jerry Brown has won an unprecedented fourth term as California governor – and he’s promising to reach out to Republicans:
Gov. Jerry Brown had a lot to say when asked why he hasn't put forth much of an agenda for a potential fourth term at a Modesto campaign stop Wednesday.
With time running out, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari is increasing the attacks on Democratic Incumbent Jerry Brown.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari is up with a new TV ad that criticizes Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.