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State treasurer pondering campaign for California governor

State treasurer pondering campaign for California governor

The race to replace Gov. Jerry Brown could get another candidate -- John Chiang, the state treasurer. "I'm contemplating it," Chiang said Wednesday when asked whether he would seek the governor's office in 2018. "That's a decision that will take a little while." Chiang was elected treasurer in November after serving eight years as state controller, giving him experience in California's top financial positions. "There's exciting opportunities. We've made extraordinary progress," he said. "And I want to make sure we continue to build on the financial opportunities, the economic opportunities that are available to...

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