June 5, 2014 •
California Has First Open Primary For Governor
Neel Kashkari is the Republican nominee for governor after placing second with 19 percent of the vote in the first primary election for governor held under California’s open primary rules. The top two finishers in the primaries move on to the general election, regardless of party affiliation.
Kashkari, a native of Stow, Ohio, ran the federal bailout of the U.S. banking system and finished second to Gov. Jerry Brown, who took nearly 55 percent of the returns. Brown, who currently enjoys high approval and campaign donations, is expected to be elected to a record fourth term in November.
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