Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox's plan for California

Posted at 6:39 AM, Sep 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 14:43:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox spoke with 10News anchor Kimberly Hunt Friday about his campaign and key issues in California.

In the June primary, Cox received 32 percent of the San Diego County vote, besting Democrat Gavin Newsom’s 30 percent. Cox’s campaign received a boost when President Trump tweeted his support.

As a hopeful for governor, Cox has made it clear he’ll fight Newsom on taxes and California’s high cost of living.

RELATED: Gavin Newsom, John Cox to face off in November election

Cox moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 2011 from the Chicago area, where he worked as a lawyer, accountant, wealth manager, and investor.

He previously ran for a string of offices in Illinois, including Congress and U.S. Senate, and for president in 2008.

RELATED: Mayor Kevin Faulconer endorses John Cox in the November governor's race

10News has also reached out to Gavin Newsom for an interview.

Find more information about the November 6 election in 10News Elections 2018 section.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.