Brown hasn’t decided how to deal with debate request
Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet decided if he will debate Republican Neel Kashkari in this year’s gubernatorial race.
“I haven’t made up my mind,” Brown said Wednesday. “I’m going to take that up later in the year, because we’ve got time.”
Brown has been pressed by Kashkari to debate 10 times, echoing the call Brown himself made four years ago in his race against Meg Whitman.
In an interview with The Sacramento Bee at the end of a four-day visit to Mexico, Brown said “there were no incumbents in that race” and that, with Whitman’s significant financial advantage, he was “looking at alternate pathways to the voters.”
Brown this year enjoys a massive fundraising advantage over Kashkari, and a large lead in public opinion polls. With no money for ads, Kashkari has spent hours hosting talk radio shows.
Brown’s wife, Anne Gust Brown, suggested Kashkari is getting abundant air time with his radio appearances.
“This time, Neel Kashkari has become a radio talk show host,” said Gust Brown, the governor’s special counsel. “And in fact we’re going to have to figure out how to rectify, how to overcome all of the free (air) he’s gotten.”
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