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Cisco's ex-CEO backs former San Diego mayor's run for governor

Feb 02, 2021 - Silicon Valley Business News

The former CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) said he would "strongly" support the former mayor of San Diego's run for California governor if Gavin Newsom were to be recalled.

John Chambers told the Business Journal that he would back Kevin Faulconer, a Republican who announced Monday that he would run for governor in either the 2022 election or a recall election.

"Our state's broken," said Chambers, who now runs the Palo Alto-based investment firm JC2 Ventures. "Startups are l...