Former U.S. Treasury official Neel Kashkari says he will focus on issues that affect middle-class Californians in his longshot campaign to unseat Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
At a news conference Wednesday in the Orange County coastal community of Corona del Mar, Kashkari acknowledged that he faces a steep challenge trying to unseat Brown, who had about 55 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary compared to 19 percent for Kashkari.
Brown also has more than $21 million in his campaign account and a lifetime of experience campaigning in California.
Kashkari says he will focus on issues such education, jobs, streamlining regulations and scrapping high-speed rail.
Brown says he will take nothing for granted in November but says "California's come a long way." He thinks voters support his pragmatic approach.