Gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom makes campaign stop in Bakersfield

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Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom made a stop in Bakersfield Friday as he continues his campaign for governor. 

Newsom held a roundtable talk at the Central Labor Council building on West Jeffrey Street, covering a variety of topics, including the high-speed rail, immigration, and off-shore drilling. 

Newsom also touched on the growing difficulties for many Californians when it comes to owning a home. 

“We have not build enough housing units. Cost of living is through the roof. The middle class is feeling squeezed,” Newsom said. “That’s where we have failed as a state and as a Democrat I recognize a need to do better on that topic.” 

Newsom also expressed confidence that eventually the private sector would begin to invest in the high-speed rail project, once the technology is effectively demonstrated. 

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