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Ex-Treasury official considers challenging Jerry Brown in 2014
Ex-Treasury official considers challenging Jerry Brown in 2014

Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for governor next year. "I'm considering running for governor of California, and the biggest issues I'm focused on [are] the economy, creating more jobs so people can work, get a decent job, afford a place to live and education," Kashkari said at the Illumination Foundation in Stanton last week. "I am convinced we can do better." Kashkari has spent much of the last year meeting with voters, donors and policy experts to...

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