Republican gubernatorial candidates Monday seized on Toyota's decision to move 3,000 jobs from Torrance to Texas as evidence of California's poor business climate and to lash out at Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Kashkari's main GOP rival in the June primary election, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, also blamed the incumbent for Toyota's decision to move its headquarters to Plano, Texas.
Attempts to reach Brown's campaign spokesman were unsuccessful Monday afternoon.
In addition to the Torrance closing, employees from a Kentucky office are also being moved elsewhere.