Neel Kashkari comes to San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The November elections are right around the corner, and on November 6th, one of the major decisions made by voters will be the choice for governor.

Governor Jerry Brown has the potential to be re-elected to a 4th-term, but Republican challenger Neel Kashkari is giving him a run for his money.

Melanie Burkholder is voting for Neel Kashkari for governor, and not just because he’s a Republican, but because she is worried about the future of California, and for her kids.

“I think as a mom stay at home mom, it’s really important to get our heads wrapped around the issues. I think Neel’s fiscal conservative approach to politics–we as the state of California–need to consider,” said Melanie.

Kashkari was the guest speaker at a luncheon held by the Carlsbad Republican Women Federated, a group that calls itself a major voice of the Republican Party in North San Diego County.

Their goal is to educate voters, and promote the principles of the GOP.

Kashkari resonates with these women because of his background and his focus.

“These are issues affecting everyone, education and economy, important issues affecting everyone, not just females,” said Andrea.

Kashkari was energetic, funny and connected with his audience. He always came back to his purposed goals if he is elected in November.

“Main focus is education and canceling the high speed train, most voters think the train is a waste of money. Jerry Brown is raising gas prices to fund the crazy train, we need to make sure people understand that,” he said.

With a month and a half until election day, Kashkari issued a challenge to these ladies, get his name and issues out there.

The CRW is taking on that challenge.

“We work so hard during election season to get everyone aware who the candidates are, to focus on that big thing, get out the vote and make sure Republicans vote,” said Andrea. 

Recent polls show Governor Brown with a 20 point lead over Kashkari, but the challenger says things came together for him at the last minute to win the primary, and so he hopes the same thing will happen in November.

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