Abel Maldonado http://kvpr.org en Brown Raises $10 Million for Governor's Race; GOP Nowhere Close http://kvpr.org/post/brown-raises-10-million-governors-race-gop-nowhere-close <p>California Governor Jerry Brown is leaving his potential Republican challengers in the dust when it comes to raising money for next year’s election.</p><p>Newly-released fundraising totals show the Democratic governor ended the first half of 2013 with more than 10 million dollars in the bank.&nbsp; None of his challengers has raised even $50,000 dollars.</p><p>Republican political consultant Beth Miller says Brown’s fundraising advantage and 54 percent approval rating in a new poll show he’ll be hard to beat next fall.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:00:48 +0000 Ben Adler 19345 at http://kvpr.org Brown Raises $10 Million for Governor's Race; GOP Nowhere Close GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race? http://kvpr.org/post/gop-governors-race-what-gop-governors-race <p class="p1">It’s less than a year until the first votes will be cast in the 2014 California governor’s race, but you wouldn’t know it from watching the campaign.&nbsp; Ben Adler reports from Sacramento on why the Republican field is shaping up so slowly to challenge Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.</p><p class="p5">Here’s how the race looks right now:</p><p class="p5">There’s Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a tea party hero who announced his exploratory campaign on the conservative website Politichicks.tv</p> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:16:21 +0000 Ben Adler 18664 at http://kvpr.org GOP Governor's Race? What GOP Governor's Race?