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Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen On His Run For Governor

California gubernatorial candidate, Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, disc...

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Above: California gubernatorial candidate, Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen, discusses the state's housing problems at a conference on March 8, 2018, in Sacramento.

Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen On His Run For Governor

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Asm. Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach


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Support for both Republicans in the California Governor's race has nearly doubled in recent polls.

Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach, was a close third behind Republican businessman John Cox of Rancho Santa Fe in the latest UC Berkeley poll. Whichever candidate comes in second in the June election will move ahead to November, likely facing Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.

RELATED: San Diego Republican John Cox In Second Place In New Governor’s Race Poll

Allen, who grew up in Chula Vista, is one of the leaders behind the effort to repeal the state gas tax. One of his top priorities includes reversing prison-realignment, which shifted custody for low-level offenders from state prisons to local jails. On the campaign trail Allen has also touted a plan to build state-run institutions for homeless people.

RELATED: Newsom’s Campaign For Governor Makes A Stop In El Cajon

Allen joins Midday Edition in advance of this weekend's state Republican convention in San Diego.

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