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Republican Tim Donnelly to announce bid for governor

 

Gov. Jerry Brown will officially get a Republican challenger for 2014. Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (D-Twin Peaks) is announcing his candidacy for governor in Baldwin Park on Tuesday.

Donnelly, a former Minuteman leader who has taken a hard line on immigration and other issues in his three years in Sacramento, will focus his campaign on jobs and "civil liberties," according to a statement released by his campaign Tuesday morning.

The Assemblyman has launched recall efforts against a number of Democratic lawmakers who supported laws that place restrictions on gun owners.

The economy will also be a major issue for Donnelly, who says the state still has a "jobs crisis" that Brown has "done little to solve."

Brown is considered to be in a strong position to win a fourth and final term as governor, if, as expected, he decides to run again. He already has a campaign war chest of more than $12 million, far larger than the reserves of Donnelly or any other potential challenger.

Other Republicans considering entering the race are former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Neel Kashkari, a former Treasury Department official.

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