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Gavin Newsom Attempts to Play Down Super-Privileged Past in New Ad

In his latest campaign ad, Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Gavin Newsom seeks to counter the narrative that he would not be where he is without the help of a very wealthy family friend by playing down his privileged past and focusing on his single mom who “worked three jobs” and “waitressed at night to make ends meet.”

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Villaraigosa Challenges Newsom to Debate over Single-Payer Healthcare

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa challenged Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, his top rival for the Golden State’s highest political post, on Monday to a one-on-one debate over how feasible a state-sponsored single-payer healthcare system might be. “Enough with the slogans

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Travis Allen Holds Sacramento Rally

Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Travis Allen (R-Huntington Beach) held a “Take Back California” rally that saw several hundred people gather at the State Capitol in Sacramento on Sunday to rev up voters and inspire Trump voters to support him at the ballot box.

Travis Allen (Travis Allen for Governor)

Newsom and Villaraigosa Attack Each Other in Governor’s Debate

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the two Democrat frontrunners in the heated race to become California’s 40th governor, attacked each other’s business ties during a Thursday night debate that was hosted by Spanish-language TV station Univision and the Latino Community Foundation.

Newsom, Villaraigosa (Wires)

Antonio Villaraigosa Closes Gap with Gavin Newsom in California Governor’s Race

A statewide survey released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) on Thursday shows Democratic gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom just five points ahead of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, tightening the race for who will replace soon-to-be termed out Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018.

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