Jerry Brown announces he will run for Calif. governor's seat
Former California governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday announced that he will run as a Democrat for governor of California in 2010, releasing an announcement video, above, on a new Web site.
Brown is "the only major Democratic contender facing a small Republican field led by former eBay Inc CEO Meg Whitman," reports Reuters. The California Attorney General has also served as mayor of Oakland and run unsuccessfully for Senate and the presidency.
From his announcement:
These are really serious times, but our state is still the best place on earth to live and to raise a family. Our businesses lead the world in technology and innovation. Our natural environment is second to none. By making the tough decisions now, we can get through this crisis leaner and more efficient, poised for a comeback that will lead to a whole new period of prosperity. That's what drives my candidacy. But it's not going to happen overnight or with empty promises and photo ops. It takes patience and courage. But, together, we can all get California working again.
The San Francisco Chronicle has more.
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March 2, 2010; 2:48 PM ET
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