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Neel Kashkari backs Rocky Chavez in race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
Neel Kashkari backs Rocky Chavez in race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

The Republican field in next year’s U.S. Senate contest is still taking shape, but Neel Kashkari, the party’s 2014 candidate for governor, threw his support Wednesday behind state Assemblyman Rocky Chavez of Oceanside. Chavez, who spent most of his career in the U.S. Marines, is mounting a long shot campaign for Democrat Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat in a state that has largely shunned Republicans in statewide races in the last decade. In the seven weeks since Chavez entered the race, the only other big-name Republican to announce support for his candidacy is Kevin Faulconer, the mayor of San Diego. Kashkari, a former assistant U.S. Treasury secretary who finished 1.5...

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