California's Next Governor

The two finalists in the 2018 California governor’s race — Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox — sit down with Capital Public Radio’s Capitol Bureau Chief Ben Adler to share who they are, where they came from, and what they believe in.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Republican John Cox

Republican businessman John Cox says he’ll fix what he believes is a broken and mismanaged state government.

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Republican candidate for California governor John Cox

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Republican John Cox traces the underdog spirit that’s driven him to speak out against corruption in politics back to his mother, whom he describes as “an ardent Democrat” — and his challenging childhood in Illinois. The San Diego businessman is vowing to fix what he believes is a broken and mismanaged state government.

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