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Phil Willon

Phil Willon covers California politics from the Los Angeles Times’ state capital bureau in Sacramento. Before heading north, Willon roamed Southern California’s mountains and deserts as the paper’s state correspondent in the Inland Empire. He previously covered Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Poll finds Newsom has a commanding lead over Cox in California governor's race

Democrat Gavin Newsom has a dominant lead over Republican John Cox in California’s race for governor, a contest where a significant number of voters appear to have cast ballots strategically to sway the outcome of the state’s top-two primary, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll.

Meet John Cox and Gavin Newsom, the candidates for California governor

The hard-fought primary campaigns for California governor are over and two candidates left standing are Republican John Cox and Democratic Gavin Newsom.

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