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Delaine Eastin takes Jerry Brown to task over the need for preschool

Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin talks about why Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't understand the need for public preschool education in California.
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Delaine Eastin talks about why Gov. Jerry Brown doesn't understand the need for public preschool education in California.

Most of the leading candidates for California governor gave their views on a variety of topics to The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board this spring. Republican John Cox declined to be interviewed.

Here are some of the videos of those discussions, and a series of videos introducing you to the candidates:

Affordable housing

Some of California's top candidates for governor, including Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, Amanda Renteria and Travis Allen, talk about the need for affordable housing in California and their strategies for achieving the goal.

Climate change

California gubernatorial candidates Antonio Villaraigosa, Delaine Eastin, Travis Allen and Amanda Renteria told the Sacramento Bee about their views on climate change ahead of the June 5 primary.



John Chiang on racism

California State Treasurer and Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Chiang talks about the racism and discrimination he and his family lived through during his childhood in suburban Chicago.



Newsom, Villaraigosa on affairs

Gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke to the Sacramento Bee about the sex scandals that troubled their time as mayors ahead of the primary next month.



Coastal vs. Inland

Some of California's top contenders in the gubernatorial race told the Sacramento Bee about their thoughts on the divide between coastal and inland California ahead of the June 5 primary.



Democrat Gavin Newsom

Democratic Gavin Newsom started off his political career on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Now he's running for governor.

Republican John Cox

The attorney, accountant and businessman from Chicago, a "Jack Kemp-style" Republican, has set his sights on California's governorship.

Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was a labor organizer, oversaw the state Assembly and now wants to be governor of California.

Democrat John Chiang

State Treasurer John Chiang has risen through the hierarchy of California's financial offices. Now, the Democrat wants to be governor.

Republican Travis Allen

Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Huntington Beach Republican and provocative conservative voice in the Legislature, announced on June 22, 2017, that he is running for California governor.

Democrat Delaine Eastin

She was the state's first female Superintendent of Public Instruction. Now, she wants to be governor.

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