Neel Kashkari

Fed’s Kashkari Wants to Double-Down on Dodd-Frank

Former Republican candidate for California governor and current Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota President Neel Kashkari gave a speech Feb. 16 advocating doubling-down on Obama’s disastrous Dodd–Frank law, which has made irresponsible “too big to fail” banks much bigger by crushing well-managed community banks.

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Kashkari Named Head of Minneapolis Fed

On Tuesday, Neel T. Kashkari, 42, who ran against California Governor Jerry Brown in 2014 and lost by nearly 20 percentage points, was named the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

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Kashkari Won’t Run for Senate; No Republicans in Race Yet

When Neel Kashkari made his ill-fated run for governor last year against popular incumbent Democrat Jerry Brown, many thought Kashkari’s real goal was establishing his statewide credentials so that he might challenge for Senate once one of the two long-serving incumbents retired. But Kashkari said this weekend that he would not challenge for the open seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer, according to the Sacramento Bee, meaning that no Republicans have yet declared for the race.

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Boxer’s Out in 2016. Let’s Get Ready to Rumble.

Boxer’s likely successor will be a Democrat, with members of that party who could be vying for that slot in no short supply. Yet while it will likely prove to be an uphill battle for Republican candidates, there are a few who might consider taking a stab at the seat. Here is a list of the top contenders.

Barbara Boxer (AP)

Tim Donnelly Says He Won’t Run for State Senate

Former Republican gubernatorial candidate and outgoing California State Assemblyman Tim Donnelly announced in his personal blog this week that he will not be seeking election for U.S. Rep.-elect Steve Knight’s soon-to-be vacated seat in California’s 21st Senate District. The special

Tim Donnelly (source: Breitbart News)