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Kashkari faces an uphill battle going into November election
Kashkari faces an uphill battle going into November election

A day after defeating his scrappy tea party rival in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, Republican Neel Kashkari emerged politically scarred and drained of campaign cash for what his own supporters fear is a futile quest to bounce popular Democrat Jerry Brown from office. "There's no question it's going to be hard," Kashkari, a first-time candidate for public office, conceded Wednesday at a press conference in Corona del Mar. It was, by many accounts, an understatement. As the general-election campaign opened, Brown's strength was reflected in the preliminary results of the primary: The governor finished first, with nearly 55% of the vote; followed by...

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