Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado reacts after announcing that he's abandoning his long-shot run for governor at the Santa Maria City Hall in Santa Maria, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado reacts after announcing that he's abandoning his long-shot run for governor at the Santa Maria City Hall in Santa Maria, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. AP
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado reacts after announcing that he's abandoning his long-shot run for governor at the Santa Maria City Hall in Santa Maria, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. AP

Maldonado is wise to avoid governor race

January 17, 2014 6:19 AM