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And It's Official: Jerry Brown Announces Run for Governor

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As expected former Governor (1975 to 1983) and current Attorney General Jerry Brown this morning finally announced his gubernatorial aspirations. He did it via a video--a transcript can be found below:

Hi I'm Jerry Brown, your Attorney General. I've lived in California all my life. As a former Governor, Secretary of State and Mayor-I've seen our government from every angle. When it works and when it doesn't work. And, it's no secret that Sacramento isn't working today. The partisanship is poisonous. Political posturing has replaced leadership. And the budget, it's always late, it's always in the red and it's always wrong. Today, the political breakdown in Sacramento is threatening jobs, our schools and the state's credit rating, which is the worst in the country. Our state is in serious trouble and the next Governor must have the preparation, and the knowledge and the know-how to get California working again. That's what I offer and that's why I'm declaring my candidacy for Governor.