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Tale of the Tape

Name
“Wall Street” Neel Kashkari
Party
Republican
Faction
Wall Street
Age
40
Hometown
Stow, Ohio
Running for
Governor of California
VOTING RECORD*
56.5%
Claim to Fame
Oversaw largest bailout in U.S. history by handing over $700 billion to Wall Street banks. Voted for President Barack Obama.
"Wall Street" Neel
Kashkari

Tale of the Tape

Name
Tim “Tea Party” Donnelly
Party
Republican
Faction
Tea Party
Age
48
Hometown
Atlanta, GA
Running for
Governor of California
VOTING RECORD*
51.4%
Claim to Fame
GOP frontrunner in race for Governor. Designated flag-bearer for "true conservatives" in Golden State.
Tim "Tea Party"
Donnelly
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Kashkari pressed on vote for Obama

By David Siders  ·   The Sacramento Bee

The GOP's most conservative crowds remain problematic for Kashkari, who is repeatedly asked to explain his moderate social views and vote for Barack Obama in 2008.

Bailout Architect Runs for California Governor – World Laughs

By Matt Taibbi  ·   Rolling Stone

So thank God for Neel Kashkari, and the news that this goofball footnote caricature of the bailout era has decided to run for Governor of California. Never in history has there been an easier subject for a blog post.

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Neel Kashkari Trails Registered Sex Offender in New Governor Poll

By Carla Marinucci  ·   San Francisco Chronicle

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari was already facing an uphill climb to unseat Gov. Jerry Brown this year, and now a new poll shows just how steep that hill is — he’s trailing a registered sex offender.

The private poll shows the one-time federal bailout czar lagging behind not just Brown but also a field of Republicans that includes Glenn Champ, who was put on the state’s sex offender registry after he was convicted in 1993 of two counts of assault with intent to commit rape.

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Kashkari Says Bush, Romney and Other GOP Leaders Aiding His Campaign

By Seema Mehta  ·   Los Angeles Times

The gubernatorial candidate, trailing badly in the polls, said former President George W. Bush, 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other Republican leaders are aiding his campaign.

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“Is Kashkari a Chump?”

by Dave Burdick  ·   Huffington Post

Assistant Secretary of Treasury Neel Kashkari, the man in charge of the bailout, went to Washington, DC, today to testify in Congress. They didn't exactly roll out the red carpet for him.

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Kashkari's Voting Record Spotty Since 1998

By Carla Marinucci  ·   San Francisco Chronicle

Former Treasury Department official Neel Kashkari, a moderate Republican who is expected to run for governor, has failed to vote in nearly half the elections in which he was eligible since 1998 - including the 2012 presidential primary and the 2005 special election called to decide the reform agenda of then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger - public records show.

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VIDEO: Issa vs. Kashkari!

By Kelly Hubbard  ·   The Orange County Tea Party Blog

Editor’s Note: Remember, Neel Kashkari is a candidate for California Governor on the Republican ticket. Check out this exchange at a Congressional hearing between Congressman Darrell Issa and Bush’s and Obama’s Bailout Czar: Neel Kashkari!

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Neel Kashkari, the $700 Billion Man

By Gilbert Cruz  ·   Time

The government's $700 billion bailout plan is in the hands of this man. Neel Kashkari, a relatively green assistant secretary in the Treasury department, will be responsible for the government's purchasing of billions of dollars of bad assets from banks and other financial agencies. His career has been a short one.

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Neel Kashkari, off the grid

By Rolfe Winkler  ·   Reuters

It all began as it ended, abruptly. [Neel] Kashkari was a 35-year-old business school graduate from a suburb of Akron, Ohio, who had gone to Washington in 2006 to learn how government worked. Then came the recession, and through a freakish set of circumstances, mixing pluck, cataclysm and luck, he was appointed by Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson as the federal bailout chief.

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Governor hopeful Donnelly trusts conservatives before GOP

By John Wildermuth  ·   San Francisco Chronicle

Being more popular with California's conservatives and the Tea Party grass roots than with Republican Party leaders is not a problem for Donnelly.

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Donnelly: I'm a threat to the GOP County Club

By Carla Marunicci  ·   San Francisco Chronicle

"When the GOP is taking about the threat (I pose), they're right. I'm a threat to the country-club Republicans. I'm a danger because I might bring a little more country into the club," said Donnelly, a Tea Party favorite and San Bernardino County assemblyman.

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Tim Donnelly says lead in polls is proof of 'something in the air'

By David Siders  ·   The Sacramento Bee

Tim Donnelly said Sunday that his frontrunner status among Republicans running for governor is evidence "people want a fighter," and he blamed the media for what he said is negative coverage of controversies that have riddled his campaign.

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Tim Donnelly challenges Neel Kashkari to debate

By David Siders  ·   The Sacramento Bee

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly challenged rival Neel Kashkari on Monday to an "old-fashioned debate" at this weekend's gathering of the California Republican Party, an invitation immediately dismissed by Kashkari and party leadership.

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In an underdog campaign for governor, Donnelly expresses high hopes

By Seema Mehta  ·   Los Angeles Times

Tim Donnelly aimed a Glock 19 at a paper target, the image of a zombie dressed as a British Redcoat, and fired. All but one of 15 rounds hit their mark. The Republican gubernatorial candidate, taking practice with a handful of gun aficionados as he campaigned in Northern California, was pleased.

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Tim Donnelly is latest GOP candidate with spotty voting record

By Carla Marinucci  ·   San Francisco Chronicle

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Republican candidate for governor, hasn’t voted in nearly half the elections in which he was eligible since 1995, according to voter records from the San Bernardino County registrar of voters.

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Assemblyman Tim Donnelly tries to carry loaded handgun on airplane

By Jim Sanders  ·   The Sacramento Bee

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly was cited today for having a loaded .45-caliber handgun in his carry-on bag at the Ontario airport. The Twin Peaks Republican was stopped at a security checkpoint early Wednesday morning, detained, and cited by airport police, said Nico Melendez, spokesman for the federal Transportation Security Administration.

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The Colbert Report: Difference Makers - Tim Donnelly (VIDEO)

By The Colbert Report

Tim Donnelly rallies 100 citizens to sing the national anthem -- in English

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Tim Donnelly seeks plea deal in airport gun case

By Jim Sanders  ·   The Sacramento Bee

Assemblyman Tim Donnelly is seeking a plea deal on misdemeanor charges stemming from the discovery of a loaded firearm in his hand-carry luggage by screeners at Ontario International Airport.

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Undisputed Conservative Champion and Republican Party nominee:

Tim "Tea Party" Donnelly

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