| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Neel Kashkari announced his run for governor of California on Tuesday and then turned to the crowd to take a commemorative photo.
"Say cheese!” the multimillionaire Republican declared.
And all around the state of California, political...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Facing a daunting effort to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown, Republican activists in California are openly worrying about whether the party's donors, elected leaders and voters will embrace any of the GOP gubernatorial candidates.
If Neel Kashkari or Tim...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:54 PM
As Neel Kashkari enters the general-election campaign against Gov. Jerry Brown, he has two critical priorities this summer: raising money from donors who are skeptical that he can defeat the popular incumbent, and uniting the state's Republican voters,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:49 AM
Dashing toward an unprecedented fourth term, Gov. Jerry Brown romped to victory in Tuesday's state primary and in November will face Republican Neel Kashkari, who emerged from a fractious intra-party battle to win a chance to take on the incumbent....
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:28 PM
A day after defeating his scrappy tea party rival in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, Republican Neel Kashkari emerged politically scarred and drained of campaign cash for what his own supporters fear is a futile quest to bounce popular Democrat Jerry...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:51 AM
California GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Thursday challenged Gov. Jerry Brown to a series of debates, echoing a tactic Brown deployed four years ago against then-rival Meg Whitman.
“I guarantee you he is going to duck and hide...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:53 AM
For decades, the big mystery of the California tax system has been the state's failure to exploit fully its greatest natural resource, oil. Of the 22 major oil-producing states, California is the only one that doesn't charge a "severance" tax — that...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:01 PM
Meeting with half a dozen formerly homeless people at an Orange County nonprofit, Neel Kashkari told them what has been an open secret in California political circles: The former U.S. Treasury Department official and banker is weighing a run for...
| Feb 26, 2013
Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman confirmed Tuesday that she had signed a legal brief supporting same-sex marriage, saying her views on Proposition 8 had changed "after careful review and reflection" and "the time has come" for...
| Dec 4, 2011
"I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally."
That was Ronald Reagan speaking during his 1984 reelection campaign. After that election, he stuck to his...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 11:17 PM
Some of the top crime fighters in the state are facing lay-offs and they suspect it is more about political payback than budget cuts.
The union representing Special Agents in the California Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Governor...