John Cox may be the most successful gubernatorial candidate that most Californians have never heard of.
The Rancho Santa Fe businessman, a Republican, is running in either second or third place in two recent polls, out of a field of 28 candidates running to replace retiring Gov. Jerry Brown in the June 5 primary election.
The top two finishers in June will face each other in the November general election, meaning Cox has a good chance of advancing if current trends hold. This, in spite of one poll showing 70 percent of Californians don't know who he is, said Cox.
Cox is working hard to increase his name recognition in the state, through media ads, appearances on talk...