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Why Kashkari doesn't brag about TARP bailout plan




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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Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari once led the federal government's high-profile response to the 2008 economic meltdown.

But on the campaign trail, he doesn't spend much time talking about the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP.

The California Report's Scott Detrow says, even though the bailout plan worked, it was pretty messy and complicated.  

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