Abel Maldonado Drops Out of Governor’s Race

Former Lieutenant Governor Abel Maldonado is dropping out of the governor's race.  The Republican had been planning to challenge Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown this year, but announced Thursday that, quote, "it’s not my time."  GOP officials had thought Maldonado might have a chance to help the party's standing with Latino voters.  The former lieutenant governor and state senator had trouble raising money for his campaign nearly from the start. 

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