Watch California’s two finalists for governor explain how they got into politics

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.

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