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News Network: Secret Questionnaires Shape Gubernatorial Race

Capital Public Radio

CALmatters reporter Laurel Rosenhall joins Insight to discuss how secret questionnaires from special interest groups shape how the candidates for California governor position themselves.

Capital Public Radio

Candidates for statewide office have a raft of issues to decide how they will position themselves against their rivals. In the California governor's race, candidates seeking money and endorsements fill out lengthy secret questionnaires crafted by advocacy groups and special interest groups.

CALmatters politics reporter Laurel Rosenhall explored how the endorsement questionnaire process shapes an elected official's policy commitments before ballots are cast. In her reporting, none of the six major candidates — Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Delaine Eastin and John Chiang on the Democratic side of the race; Travis Allen and John Cox on the Republican side — were willing to disclose how they had answered their endorsement questionnaires.

Rosenhall also reports on Facebook's decision to cease spending money lobbying against the California Consumer Privacy Act. You can read through a fact-check of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's testimony to Congress last month on PolitiFact.

Facebook launched a TV ad campaign that addresses the recent controversies swirling around the platform and attempts to remind users of simpler times.

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Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Cody Drabble

Insight Producer and On-Air Director

Cody Drabble learned to love public radio growing up in San Francisco with KQED on every morning during breakfast. In addition to producing and directing the live broadcast of Insight each morning, he also fills in as guest host for Beth Ruyak.   Read Full Bio 

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