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In this Jan. 21 photo, Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, announces that he will run for governor of California, during an appearance at the Sacramento Business Review at California State University, Sacramento in Sacramento, Calif., When Kashkari, 40, a Republican, announced that he is running for governor, he became the latest Californian of second-generation Indian descent to emerge in politics, despite their relatively small population. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Sherrod Brown says he is focused on his job in the U.S. Senate. Still, it probably hasn’t escaped the Ohio Democrat’s attention that his prospects for getting elected to a third term next year are looking, well, pretty good. In terms of voter interest, it is early, but not for organizing and fundraising. In a big, diverse state such as Ohio, the top campaigns are multi-year slogs. That’s why Brown named his campaign manager, veteran Justin Barasky, in January.