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Press Play interviewed all six leading contenders in the governor’s race: Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa, John Cox, John Chiang, Delaine Eastin and Travis Allen. We review where they stand on key issues: housing, homelessness, immigration, and education.

Longtime California Senator Dianne Feinstein will be challenged from fellow Democrat and former Assembly speaker Kevin DeLeon. Is she facing a serious threat?

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed about 35 lawsuits against the Trump administration. He’s up for reelection, and his main rival says he needs to re-focus on state issues.

As Democrats look ahead to November, will they be able to claim vulnerable Republican House seats?

The gas tax is turning out to be a big challenge for Democrats -- with national implications. Republicans are using opposition against it to drum up support for their candidates.

We also take a closer look at the five propositions.

Guests:
Paul Mitchell, Political Data, Inc, @paulmitche11
Luis Alvarado, co-founder of Grow Elect, a Latino Republican PAC; former press secretary for the California Republican Party, @latinostrategy
Mac Zilber, Jacobson & Zilber Strategies; Democratic consultant, @maczilber
Donald Thompson, AP reporter
Warren Olney, Host, 'To the Point' and 'Olney in L.A.', @warrenolney1
Benjamin Gottlieb, Afternoon News Producer, @benjamin_max

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