I wrote in that Nov 5th Post that Blount should save his money and not run for Governor. I still feel that way.
However, my local newspaper put out an alert as did the OC Register that he is indeed getting closer to actually running.
Like many Republicans in California, it appears that Blount has latched onto the belief that moderation is the key to victory:
If he runs, Blount said he will focus on jobs and education. He describes himself as a libertarian on social issues, supporting gay marriage rights, abortion rights and a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, two Republicans who have declared their candidacies, have struggled to raise money, while Kashkari has said his assets total less than $5 million — not enough to self-fund a campaign.
Asked about his net worth, Blount said, “Less than Neel’s.”
Alex: I’ll take Donnelly for $500 please.