Kashkari to make middle-class appeal for governor

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonCalifornia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari

AP Photo/Chris CarlsonCalifornia Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari

Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.

At a news conference Wednesday in the Orange County coastal community of Corona del Mar, Kashkari acknowledged that he faces a steep challenge trying to unseat Brown, who had about 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary compared to 19 percent for Kashkari.

Brown also has more than $21 million in his campaign account and a lifetime of experience campaigning in California.

Kashkari says he will focus on issues such education, jobs, streamlining regulations and scrapping high-speed rail.

Brown says he will take nothing for granted in November but says “California's come a long way.” He thinks voters support his pragmatic approach.

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