Neel Kashkari

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Neel Kashkari
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Former candidate for
Governor of California
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,976,748
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability
2008-2009
Personal
ProfessionBanker
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Neel Kashkari was a Republican candidate for Governor of California in the 2014 elections.[1] He received the second highest number of votes in the primary election on June 3, 2014. He advanced to the general election where he went up against Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown. Neel Kashkari lost the general election on November 4, 2014.

A banker by trade, Kashkari served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability from October 2008 to May 2009. He currently works as an investment firm executive.[1]

Kashkari is a potential candidate for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Barbara Boxer in 2016.[2]

On The Issues Vote Match

Neel Kashkari's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Kashkari is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative. Kashkari received a score of 53 percent on social issues and 73 percent on economic issues.[3]

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The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[4]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Favors
Expand ObamaCare Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Favors Keep God in the public sphere Unknown
Absolute right to gun ownership Opposes Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Favors
Support & expand free trade Strongly Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Neutral
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Unknown Maintain US sovereignty from UN Unknown
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Unknown
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Favors Stay out of Iran Unknown
Privatize Social Security Favors Never legalize marijuana Strongly Favors
Note: Information last updated: April 19, 2015.[3] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Elections

2016

See also: United States Senate election in California, 2016

Kashkari is a potential candidate in the 2016 election for the U.S. Senate, to represent California.[2]

2014

See also: California Gubernatorial election, 2014

Kashkari ran for election to the office of Governor of California in 2014.[1] Kashkari received the second highest number of votes after Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown in the blanket or "top-two primary" on June 3, 2014, and was defeated by Brown in the general election. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary election
Governor of California, Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Brown Incumbent 54.3% 2,354,769
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeel Kashkari 19.4% 839,767
     Republican Tim Donnelly 14.8% 643,236
     Republican Andrew Blount 2.1% 89,749
     Republican Glenn Champ 1.8% 76,066
     Green Luis Rodriguez 1.5% 66,876
     Peace and Freedom Cindy L. Sheehan 1.2% 52,707
     Republican Alma Marie Winston 1.1% 46,042
     Nonpartisan Robert Newman 1% 44,120
     Democratic Akinyemi Agbede 0.9% 37,024
     Republican Richard Aguirre 0.8% 35,125
     Nonpartisan "Bo" Bogdan Ambrozewicz 0.3% 14,929
     Nonpartisan Janel Hyeshia Buycks 0.3% 12,136
     Nonpartisan Rakesh Kumar Christian 0.3% 11,142
     Nonpartisan Joe Leicht 0.2% 9,307
Total Votes 4,332,995
Election Results California Secretary of State.
General election
Governor of California, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJerry Brown Incumbent 60% 4,388,368
     Republican Neel Kashkari 40% 2,929,213
Total Votes 7,317,581
Election Results via California Secretary of State.

Race background

Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown was elected to a record-breaking fourth non-consecutive term in the office.[5]

Including Brown, 15 candidates filed for the June 3 California gubernatorial primary election. Laguna Hills Mayor Andrew Blount (R), who was seen as a strong challenger to Brown, withdrew from the race one month before the primary due to health issues. Bount's exit left a total of 14 hopefuls, few with the political connections or money to provide a substantial general election challenge. California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) and former Treasury official Neel Kashkari (R) proved to be formidable campaigners in the primary, though Brown was heavily favored for re-election.[6]

Throughout the primary campaign season, polls underscored projections that Brown would win another four-year term as California's chief executive in 2014. A Field Poll released in early April put Brown 40 percentage points ahead of Tim Donnelly, who then appeared to be his biggest competitor. Brown drew 57 percent to Donnelly's 17 percent, with ex-candidate Blount at 3 percent and Kashkari at 2 percent. The final poll before the primary conducted for USC and the Los Angeles Times foreshadowed Donnelly's demise, pushing Kashkari into second place overall at 18 percent, with Donnelly at 13 percent and Brown holding tight at 50 percent.[7]

The California gubernatorial race was rated by the Cook Political Report as "Solid Democratic." Brown defeated Republican challenger Neel Kashkari in the November 4 general election by a wide, 18 percentage point margin of victory.

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Polls

General election

Governor of California
Poll Jerry Brown * (D) Neel Kashkari (R)Undecided/OtherMargin of ErrorSample Size
New York Times/CBS News/YouGov
October 16-23
55%37%9%+/-27,463
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary and hypothetical match-ups

Governor of California
Poll Jerry Brown* (D) Tim Donnelly (R)Neel Kashkari (R) (Not included in Poll 1 or 3)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Public Policy Institute of California
November 12-19, 2013
46%16%0%29%+/-4.51,081
The Field Poll
November 15-December 3, 2014
52%9%3%25%+/-3.5836
Public Policy Institute of California
January 14-21, 2014
53%17%0%28%+/-3.81,151
Public Policy Institute of California
March 11-18, 2014
47%10%2%36%+/-4.7936
The Field Poll
March 18-April 5, 2014
57%17%2%20%+/-4.5504
Public Policy Institute of California
April 8-15, 2014
46%9%2%38%+/-5.1944
Public Policy Institute of California
May 8-16, 2014
48%15%10%27%+/-3.61,702
Survey USA/KABC/KFSN/KGTV/KPIX
May 16-19, 2014
57%18%11%10%+/-4.0610
USC/LA Times Poll
May 21-28, 2014
50%13%18%10%+/-4.4671
AVERAGES 50.67% 13.78% 5.33% 24.78% +/-4.23 937.22
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Note: An asterisk (*) denotes incumbent status.

Campaign ads


Ax - Published to Youtube May 5, 2014

Betrayal - Published to Youtube Oct. 13, 2014

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kashkari is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Kashkari raised a total of $6,976,748 during that time period. This information was last updated on February 9, 2015.[9]

Neel Kashkari's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 Governor of California Defeated $6,976,748
Grand Total Raised $6,976,748

2014

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