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Listen to California's top candidates for governor weigh in on the 2018 election




The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.
The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.
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When California Governor Jerry Brown terms out in 2018, there will be a long list of potential candidates vying for his seat at the statehouse. Among the early names mentioned or already campaigning are Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

AirTalk has been interviewing the candidates over time to get a sense of what each has to offer as the leader of one of the biggest economies on the planet. You can listen to those interviews below:

Tom Steyer — billionaire philanthropist, activist and president of NextGen Climate

John Cox — Republican and Rancho Santa Fe attorney and venture capitalist

Delaine Eastin — school advocate and former California superintendent of public instruction

John Chiang — California treasurer and former state controller

Antonio Villaraigosa — former Los Angeles Mayor and former state Assembly speaker