Condoleezza Rice Endorses Kashkari For Governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is endorsing investment banker Neel Kashkari’s bid for California governor amid growing concern within the party about his GOP rival.

In an endorsement note sent Wednesday, Rice says Kashkari is focused on “uniting Californians around fiscally conservative economic principles.”

She says the GOP must support policies that “make opportunity and the American dream more accessible for all.”

It’s a subtle reference to the battle playing out between Kashkari, a moderate former U.S. Treasury official in the Bush administration, and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a tea party favorite who is leading in polls for the June 3 election.

Rice is a professor at Stanford University and among the most popular figures in the GOP. Many California Republicans had hoped she would run for governor herself.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Sacramento

Get Our App
Get The CBS Sacramento Weather AppGet the latest radar, CBS13 AppCasts and hour-by-hour forecasts. You can also send your weather pics.

Listen Live