Latest Fact-checks on John Cox John Cox stated on October 8, 2018 in a campaign debate: Says Gavin Newsom "didn’t solve the homeless problem at all" as mayor of San Francisco, "and it’s gotten worse." John Cox stated on July 30, 2018 in a Fox Business Network interview: "Fully half the people — our research is showing half the people — in (California) want to leave." John Cox stated on April 23, 2018 in a campaign TV ad: GOP candidate for California governor Travis Allen "on the floor vote … refused to join Republicans opposing driver licenses for illegal aliens." John Cox stated on April 23, 2018 in a campaign ad: Republican candidate for California governor Travis Allen "gave campaign donations to Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and Barbara Boxer." John Cox stated on October 21, 2017 in a Capital Public Radio interview: Californians pay "the highest electricity bills" in the nation. John Cox stated on October 19, 2017 in a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed.: "It costs nearly five times as much in California to build and maintain a mile of road as it does in the rest of the nation."