San Diego hosts debate for gubernatorial candidates

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-23 02:30:01-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Four Democrats running to be governor of California faced off in a debate in San Diego Thursday night.

The San Diego County Democratic Party hosted the debate between John Chaing, Delaine Eastin, Gavin Newsom and Antonio Villaraigosa.

The Democratic Convention is set to begin Friday. 

The candidates were asked a wide range of questions from fixing the tax system to housing and small business.

A topic that led the charge was the topic of gun control. All candidates said they support stricter gun laws.

A poll released two weeks ago shows Newsom leading Villaraigosa 23 to 21 percent. Republican John Cox came in third with nine percent.

Watch the debate in the player below: