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Jul 31, 2014 7:28 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Governor candidate seen at Fresno homeless shelter

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A clean-cut man who showed up at a Fresno homeless shelter last week looked out of place. And now the people there know why.

Republican millionaire Neel Kashkari, a 41-year-old candidate for governor of California, said Thursday that he rode a bus from Los Angeles to Fresno with $40 to spend during a week looking for a job. He said wanted to refute Gov. Jerry Brown's claims the state is making a comeback.

Kashkari says he found no work, and his mission turned to finding his next meal, which took him to the shelter.

Gabriela McNiel, a spokeswoman for Poverello House, says she and her colleagues recalled seeing a new face there.

She says he was clean and asked for a job, which is something they don't normally get asked.

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