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Daily News Endorses Jerry Brown for Governor

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Although they endorsed Republican and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate, the San Fernando Valley's flagship paper The Daily News endorsed Democrat Jerry Brown for Governor on Sunday. To them, he's not Mr. Right, but rather Mr. Right Now.

"To be sure, this longtime politician - current attorney general, former governor, former mayor, former secretary of state - is less than the dream candidate that California deserves," the paper said. "He's not planning to blow up the boxes of government, but just move them around a bit into better locations. But he is the leader that California needs right now."

Continued: "The last thing California needs right now is a political novice who will have to learn on the job about building coalitions, motivating legislators and the fundamental task of the governor's job."

As for opponent Meg Whitman: "We'd like to believe that an innovative Silicon Valley CEO such as Whitman could jump into Sacramento politics and single-handedly transform the culture from one of entitlement and expansion to one of service and austerity. But it would be naive to think that business know-how prepares one to successfully traverse the Rube Goldbergesque structure of state politics."

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