The political awakenings of rivals Gavin Newsom and John Cox can be traced back decades—all the way to childhood in Newsom’s case, while Cox says he always wanted to have an impact. The two were the top vote-getters in the California primary and will face off in November for the governorship.

John Cox and Gavin Newsom on how they got into politics

From, governor candidates John Cox and Gavin Newsom spoke with our reporters how they became politicians. More: