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Brown's candidacy to focus on 'common sense'
|Contributor||Thomas Walker |
|Last Edited||Thomas Walker Apr 14, 2009 02:06pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, April 14, 2009 08:05:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) - California Attorney General Jerry Brown spoke at length about how his candidacy for governor in 2010 last week, and again parsed with "if I run," would be a campaign for "common sense." |
Brown talked with Calbuzz, a newly created political commentary Web site founded by two veteran leaders of the Bay Area journalism community, telling the authors, Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine, "I'm going to be an apostle for common sense."
Brown still hasn't officially announced his candidacy to replace termed-out Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger but for close to a year has been widely perceived as an early front-runner in the race, and has been an active fundraiser to build a war chest sufficient for a statewide governor's race.
Brown, who just turned 71-years-old last week, told Calbuzz that the chance to governor differently this time appealed to him. At the age of 36, Brown won the first of two terms as governor. Term limits, enacted after this time in office, do not apply to him, allowing him to run for an unprecedented third term, three decades removed from his last time in office.