Depending on which polls you believe, San Diego businessman John Cox has either wrapped up second place or is battling former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for a ticket to the November run-off in California’s gubernatorial race, presumably against front-runner Gavin Newsom.
GV Wire news director and columnist Bill McEwen interviewed Tim Rosales, the Cox campaign manager, for his take on the race as it heads to the June 5 vote.
Click on the photo above to hear Rosales answer questions about:
— The importance of President Trump’s endorsement of Cox.
— How Cox has broken away from GOP rival Travis Allen.
— Attack ads by the Newsom campaign that may be helping Cox with Republican voters.
— Republicans who label Cox a “RINO.”
— If Cox makes it to the run-off, the campaign’s strategy for beating Newsom in an overwhelmingly Democratic state.
Rosales also talks about Cox’s family connection to Fresno.