Republican candidate for
Cox said during a debate Monday that he's focused on
Cox says the allegations of
Newsom says the law protects immigrants and keeps communities safe. He used Cox's opposition to the law and support for building a border wall to draw parallels with the president, who is unpopular in California.
On environmental policy, Cox said he thinks
Newsom, meanwhile, worked to tie Cox to Trump's decision to withdraw
Cox also urged the media to stop publicizing the names and photographs of mass shooters.
The candidates also clashed on
Newsom says the old system harms the poor and racial minorities. Cox says doing away with it eliminates the bail industry.
The candidates for
Cox also says it's important to maintain local control over housing while Newsom emphasizes creating statewide housing goals.
Both emphasized the importance of increasing the rate of housing construction as the state faces a severe shortage.
Both candidates for
The two are participating Monday in their only scheduled debate.
Cox says Californians should live in a state where they can afford to buy a house or pay their rent and not encounter homeless people on the streets.
He blames Newsom and interest groups in
The two men hoping to be
The debate will be a crucial opportunity for Cox to get his message out or try to trip up Newsom. He has trailed Newsom in polls and fundraising. The impact from a radio-only daytime debate could be limited, though.
Cox is a lawyer, accountant and investor from the