Five Prominent Democrats May Seek California Governorship in 2018, But Top-Two May Threaten All of Them


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Five prominent Democrats are believed to be getting ready to run for Governor of California in 2018. See this story. They are Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Treasurer John Chiang, former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin (who is now a state legislator), billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, and Antonio Villaraigosa, former Mayor of Los Angeles.

The story also mentions that two Republican mayors of big cities may run for Governor. They are the mayors of San Diego (Kevin Faulconer) and Fresno (Ashley Swearengin). If all seven entered the race, it is not implausible that the two Republicans would place first and second, because the Democratic vote would be split up five ways.

2 thoughts on “Five Prominent Democrats May Seek California Governorship in 2018, But Top-Two May Threaten All of Them

  1. Matt

    If the biggest party in the state is kept off the ballot in the top of the ticket race, it could spur people to rise up and get rid of this crazy system which is the whole reason there is no LP or GP likely to be on the list.

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