Another Republican has jumped into the 2018 California Governor's race. Former Assemblyman David Hadley, who voted against Donald Trump, is a social moderate and a fiscal conservative.
The 52-year-old joins businessman John Cox and Assemblyman Travis Allen on the Republican side of the race. He told the L.A. Times:
"I’ve decided that I can fill an important role in this election, I think we can win this race, I think we can bring important changes and important reforms to California, and I think I’m the right guy to do it. We can’t have this race be a debate between a Democrat and a socialist.”
He thinks he has a shot at appealing to voters who believe the Democrats have gone too far lately with the passage of the gas and car tax, and their push for a single-payer healthcare system.
Hadley is a native of Fullerton, a businessman, and was an Assemblyman for two years. He's a father of four and lives with his wife in Manhattan Beach.
David Hadley joined the show this afternoon to make his pitch for Governor: