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GOP convention highlights contrasting candidates

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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) Rich Pedroncelli/AP

We begin this morning with a look at California's Republican party.

By all accounts it was a pretty rockin' weekend up in Burlingame, California, where the state's Republican party gathered for its biannual convention to hammer out a new party platform and meet and greet its gubernatorial candidates.

For more on that we're joined by John Myers, the Political editor for the Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV.

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