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Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sam Altman says he wants to recruit candidates to run for office in California

Silicon Valley venture capitalist Sam Altman says he wants to recruit candidates to run for office in California

A wealthy young Silicon Valley venture capitalist hopes to recruit statewide and congressional candidates and launch an affordable-housing ballot measure in 2018 because he says California’s leaders are failing to address flaws in the state’s governance that are killing opportunities for future generations.

Sam Altman, 32, said in May that he was considering a run for governor. But he said in an interview with The Times this week that he has no plans to run for office — at the moment — and will instead

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