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Kashkari failed to make voters ask, 'What comes after Jerry Brown?'
Kashkari failed to make voters ask, 'What comes after Jerry Brown?'

If "winning" Thursday evening’s gubernatorial debate meant making it any more likely that Neel Kashkari would win the Nov. 4 election against three-term Gov. Jerry Brown, then no, Kashkari didn’t win, and he can’t possibly have believed he was going to. But what if winning meant laying the foundation for a resurgent Republican Party in California, or making Kashkari a major player in any future election talk for U.S. Senate or statewide office. Using those criteria, did he win? No. Kashkari performed well, looked good on camera, correctly focused on the plight of the state’s middle class and poked at some of the obvious weaknesses in Brown’s...

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