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Akron native is running for California governor
Neel Kashkari engineered TARP
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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M.L. Schultze
 
In The Region:

An Akron-area native and the architect of the bailout of the nation’s mortgage industry has announced he’s running for governor of California.

Neel Kashkari ran the Troubled Asset Relief Program for presidents Bush and Obama. He’s a Republican, had been an investment banker and says he’ll run on a platform of jobs and education. 

California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is expected to seek re-election in November.

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