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Is Neel Kashkari debating Jerry Brown to win, place or merely show?
Is Neel Kashkari debating Jerry Brown to win, place or merely show?

What is Neel Kashkari trying to do, and does it matter? Kashkari, the Republican candidate challenging three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s highest profile Democrat, on Thursday night gets his one shot to face Brown in a live televised and streamed debate and his biggest opportunity to make his case for why Brown and the Democratic agenda are the wrong choices, and he and the Republicans are the right ones, for California. An uphill battle? For Kashkari, it will be more like climbing Mt. Whitney, a couple of times, in the span of an hour. Brown is 20 points ahead in the polls and has presided over an uptick in the state’s economy, the elimination of annual budget crises...

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