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"Peter is not running for governor." — Peter Thiel's spokesman, Jeremiah Hall
Backgrounder: Politico reported last month that tech investor and Donald Trump supporter Thiel was weighing a run for governor of California in 2018. Then, on Monday, a federal filing surfaced for a political action committee called "Draft Peter Thiel for Governor." For now, though, the going response to this sort of chatter is that he isn't pursuing a bid. The denial was first issued to Forbes.