California Governor's Race

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Democrat Gavin Newsom recently claimed his Republican rival for California governor, John Cox, "parroted" President Trump on the issue of family separations at the border.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement by the lieutenant governor.

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It's a time-tested rule of politics: If you're the frontrunner, give yourself as few opportunities as possible to mess that up.  Which brings us to the California governor's race, where it appears Democrat Gavin Newsom might only participate in one general election debate against Republican John Cox.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Did Democrat Gavin Newsom "separate families and depart children" as San Francisco mayor?  That's what John Cox, his GOP oppenent in the race for California governor, recently claimed.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols has this fact check.

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California's Republican candidate for governor says he does not support separating children from their  parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, but he would not comment on Democratic efforts in Congress to address the issue.  KQED's Katie Orr brings us that story.

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In an announcement that was a surprise to no one, outgoing Gov. Jerry Brown officially endorsed fellow Democrat Gavin Newsom to be the next governor of California.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

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You know how voters say they want campaigns to be decided on the issues?  Well, that might acutally happen in the California governor's race... because Gavin Newsom and John Cox are both eager to contrast their views of how the state should be led.  But looming over it all is President Donald Trump.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the first day iof the general election campaign.

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It'll be Democrat Gavin Newsom against Republican John Cox this fall in the California governor's race.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, it's the general election contest that both candidates wanted.

California voters will narrow the race to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown from 27 candidates to two finalists today (Tuesday).  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the biggest question is not who finishes first, but who comes in second.

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PolitiFact California has fact-checked a TV ad being run by candidate for governor Gavin Newsom attacking his rival in the race, John Chiang.  More from KVCR's Chris Nichols.

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With just days left until the June 5 primary election, it is no surprise to observers that the candidates running for governor of California are starting to get rough with one another in TV ads.  And we're not talking about Democrats attacking Republicans.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler and Chris Nichols have the following two reports showing how Democratic candidates are going after rival Democrats, and Republican candidates are attacking other GOPs in the race. 

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The California governor's race is in its final week before next Tuesday's primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, the candidates are hitting the road as campaign ads swarm voters' screens and mailboxes.

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With less than two weeks until California's June 5 primary, the governor's race is all about who will come in SECOND.  The top two primary finishers, regardless of political party, advance to the November general election.  With frst place all but set, the candidates - and outside groups - are going all-in... either to make the race competitive in November or effectively end it next month.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom claimed at Tuesday's gubernatorial debate that San Francisco dramatically reduced its homeless street population under his past leadership in the city. Capital Public Radio PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols fact checked the claim.

 

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The six leading candidates for California governor debated last night (Tuesday) in San Jose for what might be the only time in this final month before the June 5 primary election.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler offers up his takeaways.

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The six leading candidates for California governor will debate tonight in San Jose - as vote-by-mail ballots arrive for the June 5 primary election.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler has this snapshot of where the race stands as the voting gets under way.

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PolitiFact California will be fact-checking tonight's gubernatorial debate.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols says the candidates in the race have piled up quite a few half-truths and falsehoods so far.

There's some fresh intrigue in the California governor's race, just days before voting begins, with a big endorsement on the Republican side and the first attack ad on the Democratic side.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from the California Republican Party Convention in San Diego.

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsome has faced criticism in the California governor's race over his stance on single-payer health care.  Newsome says he backs the bill that stalled int eh state Legislature last year - but not in its current form.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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In a TV ad that's airing statewide, Gavin Newsom's campaign for governor makes the claim that he was 'the first to take on the NRA and win.'  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact California reporter Chris Nichols fact-checked that statement. 

The California governor's race is heating up, just weeks before vote-by-mail ballots go out for the June 5 primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new $7-million donation is the first sign that the big money is starting to move.

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Democrat Gavin Newsom is leading in the race for California Governor.  That's according to a new poll from the Public Policy Research Institute of California.  And, as KVCR's Ken Vincent reports, Republican candidate John Cox is gaining traction too.

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There's now one fewer Republican in the California governor's race.  Former Sacramento area Congressman Dough Ose dropped out yesterday (Monday).  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, that could change the dynamic of the entire race.

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The California Democratic Party Convention wrapped up yesterday (Sunday) - exactly 100 days before the June 5th Primary.  The candidates for governor tested their messages and jockeyed for position as they vie for a top-two primary finish to advance to the November general election.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports from San Diego.

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Two Democrats in this year's race for California governor have emerged as the clear favorites in the June primary.  As Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports, a new poll shows Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa locked in a virtual tie.

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The Trump administration has said it may try to prosecute elected officials in "sanctuary" states and cities who defy federal immigration law.  Orange County Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen says that should include the man he hopes to replace as California governor.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

The first major debate in California's upcoming gubernatorial race took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.  The town hall featured four Democrats and two Republicans - with more than a thousand people in the audience.  As KPCC's Mary Plummer reports, both the candidates and the crowd got contentious.

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A third Republican has entered this year's California governor's race.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

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Most of the candidates at the top of next year's California ballot still have to introduce themselves to voters.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports on a new Berkeley Institute of Government Studies poll.

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With just six months to go before California's primary election - and less than a year until the 2018 midterms - two Democrats lead the pack of candidates to replace termed-out Governor Jerry Brown.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.

Republican candidate for Governor, John Cox recently claimed on Capital Public Radio that California has the nation's highest water and electricity bills, along with some of the top taxes in the country. Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter, Chris Nichols fact checked the candidate's statements.

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