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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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Democrat Gavin Newsom

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom is vowing to implement major new programs to help lift Californians out of poverty.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Republican John Cox

Republican businessman John Cox says he’ll fix what he believes is a broken and mismanaged state government.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Antonio Villaraigosa Says 'The Economy's Not Working For Too Many People'

Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa is campaigning as a pro-business progressive who will work to "restore the luster of the California Dream."

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Gavin Newsom Says He Has 'Courage For A Change'

Democrat Gavin Newsom is hoping grassroots energy for progressive goals such as single-payer health care will propel him to the governor's mansion.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Delaine Eastin Says She Has 'Brass Backbone'

Democrat Delaine Eastin says she’s the only candidate "not just go along and get along" at the state Capitol.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

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Travis Allen Wants To 'Take Back California'

Republican Travis Allen is hoping — heck, he’s confident — that he can channel Trump and "take back California."

Friday, May 4, 2018

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Coming Soon: California's Next Governor

Get a preview of Capital Public Radio's new podcast, introducing you to the six people likely to lead the biggest state in the nation — and the world's fifth-largest economy — as California's next governor.