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In response to the recent gubernatorial Field Poll results, which has former eBay CEO and Republican candidate Meg Whitman pulling ahead of Attorney General and Democrat Jerry Brown by 3 points, Brown's spokesman went but wait, touché: “Meg Whitman has spent a year and $40 million running for governor and what that’s accomplished is that she’s in a virtual dead heat with Jerry Brown, who launched his campaign two weeks ago.” Of course, Brown has been teasing his run for Governor for months and is already well-known, thanks to his former days as Governor and Oakland's Mayor. He began his political career as Secretary of State in 1970, which gives him 40 years in the spotlight vs. Whitman's $40 million.