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Gavin Newsom has won the race for California governor against Republican challenger John Cox, multiple sources have confirmed.
Newsom takes over for Gov. Jerry Brown, who termed out in 2018.
Newsom had largely campaigned on having California be a “sanctuary state,” start universal health care, universal preschool, tuition-free community college and continue Brown’s controversial high-speed rail project and use renewable sources to generate all of California’s electricity by 2045.
Cox, who was endorsed by Trump, supports collaborating with ICE in the state, creating a “master plan” for aging Californians and opposes health care for all and current sales and income tax rates.
Newsom, currently the lieutenant governor in California on his second term, began his political career as the mayor of San Francisco. He served from 2004 to 2011.
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