California Governor Jerry Brown so far doesn’t appear to be facing a tight re-election battle against Republican Neel Kashkari:

The “moderate” Republican candidate trails Gov. Jerry Brown big time:

Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown leads Republican Neel Kashkari by 21 percentage points in the race for governor, with the challenger failing to alter the dynamic after their only scheduled debate. Brown, running for a historic fourth term, leads Kashkari 54 percent to 33 percent among likely voters with fewer than 50 days before the general election.

Some Republican attempts to go moderate against liberals in California haven’t gone so well in recent memory.