FROM Neel Kashkari
Can the GOP Underdog Nominee for Governor Change the Party? With less than 4 weeks to go before the November election, Gov. Jerry Brown holds a commanding lead over Republican opponent Neel Kashkari. Before running, Kashkari served in the Treasury Department during the George W. Bush administration, where he helped oversee the Troubled Asset Relief Program (or TARP) – the $700 Billion bank bailout. Before that he worked at Goldman Sachs. Recently Kashkari sat down with Warren Olney to talk about the final weeks of the campaign, and what’s next for the GOP in California.
Neel Kashkari Running for Governor Neel Kashkari is a millionaire investment banker who headed the TARP, the federal bailout program, for Presidents Bush and Obama. A resident of Laguna Beach, he's now a Republican candidate for Governor. He says he's conservative on fiscal issues, and wants smaller government. But he supports abortion rights and same-sex marriage.
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