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Lawmakers on both sides of the Brown, Kashkari debate claim victory
Lawmakers on both sides of the Brown, Kashkari debate claim victory

After a combative debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and GOP challenger Neel Kashkari with no real knockout blows, lawmakers on both sides were quick to declare their respective candidates the winner Thursday night. “Hands down. Clearly Gov. Brown won,” said state Sen. Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), the incoming Senate leader. “You’re going to say that’s the expected partisan position to take. But to me, the contrast couldn’t be more clear for Californians. The governor’s message of economic inclusivity, of diversity — that’s a message that’s resonant with the core values of California.” De León said Brown has a...

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