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Brown and Kashkari teams let down guard on 2014 contest
Brown and Kashkari teams let down guard on 2014 contest

With the election nearly three months behind them, top aides to Gov. Jerry Brown and  his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, let down their guard Saturday at a postmortem organized by UC Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies. In a candid back-and-forth, they shared behind-the-scenes recollections of how Brown coasted to reelection and trounced Kashkari, 60% to 40%. Neither candidate always listened to the aides. Brown suggested a whistle-stop train trip across California in his campaign for reelection. “We said that was a bad idea,” said Dana Williamson, the Democratic governor’s cabinet secretary. Kashkari ignored the advice of advisors...

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