SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has agreed to one debate with his Republican rival, Neel Kashkari, in the 2014 governor’s race.
The one-hour debate — first reported by KQED News on Monday — is scheduled for Sept. 4 in Sacramento. Brown previously said he was unsure whether he would debate Kashkari.
Brown is far ahead of Kashkari in pre-election polls and had significantly more money in his campaign account last month.
Dan Newman, a spokesman for the Brown campaign, told KQED News (http://bit.ly/1tgTcMr ) Brown will not participate in any additional debates. Kashkari had called for Brown to debate him 10 times, and a campaign spokeswoman said they are still hopeful for more debates.
“We are glad the governor has accepted this debate invitation and we sincerely hope it will be the first of many opportunities for Neel and Governor Brown to speak directly to Californians Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_26364516/california-gov-jerry-brown-agrees-debate-gop-rival