Republicans will have a serious, competitive candidate for governor in 2018, Republican consultant Kevin Spillane told a conference sponsored by the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) last week. Spillane was a member of a panel that discussed California’s Changing Electorate.
Spillane’s certainty that Republicans will field a top candidate was summed up in one name – and that was not the name of any prospective candidate. The consultant said that wealthy Republican donor Charles Munger will make an effort to see that a strong Republican candidate is in the field.
Munger’s name has been floated in political circles from time to time as a possible candidate for high office but Munger has dismissed the notion.