Sheriff Chad Bianco mulls run for governor

Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco, pictured here at the 2022 Legislative Summit, has not yet ruled out a run for governor of California in the 2026 election. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County Sheriff Chad Bianco might be throwing his hat in the ring in the race for California’s governor, according to an article published by POLITICO recently.Bianco, who is known for his tough criticism of Gov. Gavin Newsom and refusal to enforce stay-at-home orders during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, is “considering a run for California governor in 2026,” the global news and information company said in its article, “Firebrand sheriff and Fox News favorite considering run for California governor.”Bianco, who was first elected sheriff in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, addressed the rumors last week during a News Channel 3 interview with Jennifer Franco saying he had not ruled out a run for governor in 2026.“I haven’t decided that, and I can’t say
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