Skip to comments.Brown to announce gubernatorial bid Tuesday
Posted on 03/01/2010 5:04:34 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
(CNN) California Attorney General Jerry Brown plans to announce Tuesday that he's entering the race to be his state's next governor, three sources confirm to CNN.
If elected, this would be the second time around for Brown, who served two terms as California Governor from 1975-1983. Already Brown has amassed at least a $12 million dollar war chest and he has attracted the support of big Hollywood kingmakers; David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg and Steven Spielberg are among those who have publicly endorsed him. So far no other big name Democrats are in the race; San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, once presumed to be Brown's fiercest primary opponent, dropped out of the contest last October.
The most recent surveys of California voters, conducted in mid-January by the Public Policy Institute and the Field Poll, indicate Brown leading the top Republican candidates besting Meg Whitman by 5 to 10 points; and topping State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner by 15 to 17 points.
One top Democratic donor who was torn between backing Brown and former eBay CEO Whitman tells CNN," this is not the time in California's history to have someone who has never served in Government deal with our problems." This would be Whitman's first time in public office; both she and Poinzer are pouring tens of millions of dollars from their own fortunes into their races.
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Cue Godzilla’s distinctive scream.
oh good grief.
Stick a fork in him - he’s been done for decades.
Moonbeam redux? Back to the future for CA.
....here comes the new boss...same as the old boss.
It’s a nightmare.
What’s brown and draws flies? Ans - the (ex) gov of California.
Yeah a few more years of that will be great for CA:
The moonbeam medfly guy?
Goody. If elected he can raise taxes some more
and run the rest of those evil corporations out
of the state. Wake-up Nevada! California is get-
ting ready to give you an economic shot in the
I am so eternally grateful I sold my house in California - lived there 10 years - and moved back to Maine - 30 years ago.
Now I’m scoping out a route, if need be, to become a refugee in Canada. (only half kidding)