The Republican candidate for governor in California says he wanted to put claims by incumbent Governor Jerry Brown to rest that the state is back from the recession.

Neel Kashkari is out with a YouTube video in which he poses as a homeless man unsuccessfully looking for work in the Central Valley.

He's seen sleeping on park benches and getting meals from food banks.

Interestingly, Kashkari seems to go unrecognized by people he meets who claim to be having a tough time getting by.