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Neel Kashkari to run for California governor




Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, announced that he would run for governor of California during an appearance at the Sacramento Business Review at California State University, Sacramento, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Kashkari, a political newcomer and Republican, faces long odds against incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, announced that he would run for governor of California during an appearance at the Sacramento Business Review at California State University, Sacramento, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, in Sacramento, Calif. Kashkari, a political newcomer and Republican, faces long odds against incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Earlier in this morning, we heard from Governor Jerry Brown as he gave his annual State of the State Address.

Brown still hasn't said whether he'll run for another term this year, but one guy who is interested in the job is Republican Neel Kashkari.

You may remember the former U.S. Treasury Department official as the guy behind the bank bailout known as TARP, the troubled asset relief program.

After a lot of hinting he announced yesterday that he's making a run for governor of California.

And he joins us now. Welcome Neel Kashkari.