AM Alert: Neel Kashkari, Tim Donnelly face off in radio debate
05/15/2014 6:30 AM
05/15/2014 7:51 AM
When Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly challenged rival Neel Kashkari to an "old-fashioned debate" at the California Republican Party convention in March, the invitation was immediately dismissed by Kashkari and party leadership.
It seems the second time's the charm for this political showdown, as Kashkari and Donnelly will square off in a live 90-minute debate at 5 p.m. on The John and Ken Show, a popular conservative talk radio program on KFI-AM in Los Angeles.
Though Donnelly maintains a significant lead in the polls, Kashakari has turned up the heat in recent weeks, announcing a series of high-profile endorsements and pouring $1 million of his own money into his campaign. The two camps also came to very public blows last week over some Donnelly social media posts linking Kashkari to Sharia law, which sets the stage for a very interesting discussion when the candidates finally meet up tonight.
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