California's Next Governor

The two finalists in the 2018 California governor’s race — Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox — sit down with Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to share who they are, where they came from, and what they believe in.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

John Chiang Is The 'No-Drama' Candidate

Democrat John Chiang believes he can strike a sweet spot in California politics: a political progressive who's fiscally prudent.

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Democrat John Chiang believes he can strike a sweet spot in California politics: a political progressive who's fiscally prudent. The soft-spoken state treasurer, who previously served two terms as controller, says he's the candidate who can responsibly achieve liberal goals like single-payer health care while keeping California financially sound.