California gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari has released a 30-second web advertisement attacking the high-speed rail project that Gov. Jerry Brown has continued to champion, despite high costs, new legal obstacles and growing public opposition. “To me, it is not only a waste of money, it is a great example–it is a symbol–of Sacramento having the wrong priorities.” Kashkari adds that he would focus on jobs and education instead.
Kashkari’s campaign is releasing the ad ahead of this weekend’s convention of the California Republican Party. The campaign has also set up a web address, www.nocrazytrain.com, which directs back to his campaign site.
Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and Wall Street veteran, entered the race earlier this year and began raising money rapidly. He will face off in the June primary against Tea Party-backed state Rep. Tim Donnelly.