California governor, GOP rival clash over issues

Gov. Jerry Brown, left, gestures as Republican challenger Neel Kashkari speaks during a gubernatorial debate in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Thursday's debate is likely to be the only one of the general election. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown promoted his record in turning around the California economy during a debate with his longshot Republican challenger Thursday night, in which the two sparred over the state’s business climate, a contentious teacher tenure law and whether Neel Kashkari’s business experience makes him qualified to lead the state.

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