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 Cox Aims To 'Clean Out The Barn'

Republican John Cox wants to "clean out the barn" in Sacramento, just as President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

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San Diego businessman and Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox at the California GOP Convention in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017.

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Republican John Cox wants to "clean out the barn" in Sacramento, just as President Trump campaigned to "drain the swamp" in Washington. The San Diego businessman, who's investing his fortune from real estate and venture capitalism into his campaign, calls himself a "Jack Kemp conservative" and wants to reverse California's shift to the left.