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Eastin Kicks Off 2018 Campaign

The Democrat called for greater focus on education.

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Zach C. Cohen
Feb. 23, 2017, 10:56 a.m.

Former state Su­per­in­tend­ent of Pub­lic In­struc­tion Delaine East­in (D) “ac­know­ledges that be­ing the only de­clared fe­male can­did­ate is the least of her chal­lenges in her quest to be­come the next state’s gov­ernor. There’s rais­ing money, es­tab­lish­ing name re­cog­ni­tion, and over­com­ing the fact that she’s been out of pub­lic of­fice for more than a dec­ade. The former State As­semb­ly­wo­man, 69, has been viewed as so much of a dark horse that, to date, she still hasn’t been in­cluded in any of the ma­jor polls on the race.”

“But at a cam­paign kick­off event at a sup­port­er’s home in Dav­is Tues­day, East­in told a packed crowd of en­thu­si­ast­ic back­ers that she has what no oth­er can­did­ate in the race does: a sin­gu­lar fo­cus on edu­ca­tion, an is­sue she says will shape Cali­for­nia for gen­er­a­tions to come.” (Politico)

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