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Former Sacramento developer wants to be California’s next lieutenant governor

Eleni Kounalakis, a major Democratic Party donor and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, launched her campaign for lieutenant governor, saying she was driven to run by the election of President Donald Trump. State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-Azusa, and Asif Mahmood, a Democrat and doctor, are also running in 2018 to succeed Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is running for governor.

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Kounalakis says she would defend immigrants "who are being terrorized"

Eleni Kounalakis, a major Democratic Party donor and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, on April 24, 2017 formally jumped into the 2018 race for lieutenant governor, saying she was driven to run by the election of President Donald Trump.
Angela Hart ahart@sacbee.com
Kounalakis says she would defend immigrants 0:44

Kounalakis says she would defend immigrants "who are being terrorized"

'It's time to get tough on hate,' says Asif Mahmood, launching campaign for lieutenant governor 0:51

'It's time to get tough on hate,' says Asif Mahmood, launching campaign for lieutenant governor

Dave Jones, running for California attorney general, won't discuss rival in the race 1:33

Dave Jones, running for California attorney general, won't discuss rival in the race

Kevin Faulconer says San Diego is a model city 0:47

Kevin Faulconer says San Diego is a model city