comScore
video

California GOP Candidate Pretends to Be Homeless for a Week

Calfornia Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official, decided to spend some time learning how less fortunate people live. And by “less fortunate,” I mean homeless. Yes, for an entire week, apparently, Kashkari pretended to be homeless, and his campaign captured the experience on video.

Kashkari’s contention is that despite what current governor Jerry Brown believes, there is no “California comeback.” And to prove it, he lived like a homeless person, going to Fresno looking for work, getting by on just dollars a day, and sleeping on park benches.

The video Kashkari posted features testimonials from struggling Californians, spliced with how he was spending that week. And he says he realized that he’s “taken so much for granted” after spending all that time forcing himself to pinch pennies in order to feed himself and clean his clothes.

You can watch his experiment here:

[h/t TPM]
[image via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop