Less than two hours after voting ended, John Cox was projected to finish second to Democratic Lt. Gavin Newsom in the race for governor. With 27 gubernatorial candidates, the top two finishers are set to advance to November's general election.
“We’re going to have a debate — a civil debate — about the direction of this state,” Cox said, arriving at the Republican Party gathering in San Diego’s U.S. Grant Hotel. “Which is sorely needed, since we are 50 out of 50 in quality of life…"“Gavin Newsom and the Democrats are going to have to take responsibility for what they’ve done to this state.”
Newsom maintained a wide lead throughout the campaign season with Cox and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa battling it out for second place but in recent polls Cox led Villaraigosa.
“This is only the first step to turning around this state and taking back California for all Californians,” Cox told his audience at the Grant's Palm Court room.
John Cox talked to John and Ken about the election, listen to the interview below.
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