Gubernatorial candidate goes homeless to prove point
July 31st, 2014
11:16 AM ET
3 months ago

Gubernatorial candidate goes homeless to prove point

(CNN) - Down by double digits in the most recent polling, California's Republican gubernatorial challenger took his campaign to the streets.

Neel Kashkari announced Thursday that he recently spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno, California, to highlight poverty in the Golden State. Kashkari's campaign released a 10-minute long video that chronicles the candidate's week long unsuccessful search for a job.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown • Neel Kashkari
Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid
June 25th, 2014
11:21 AM ET
4 months ago

Poll: Jerry Brown has huge lead in historic bid

(CNN) - California Gov. Jerry Brown's in the driver's seat as he campaigns this year for an unprecedented fourth term steering the Golden State, according to a new survey.

A Field Poll released Wednesday indicates that Brown leads GOP challenger Neel Kashkari 52%-32% among California voters likely to cast ballots in the November general election. Sixteen percent of likely votes were undecided.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown
Brown's sky high numbers
April 9th, 2014
11:28 AM ET
7 months ago

Brown's sky high numbers

(CNN) - Call it a belated birthday gift for Jerry Brown.

A new poll in California indicates that the Golden State governor's approval rating is soaring and that he's far ahead of his Republican challengers as he runs this year for an unprecedented fourth term in office. The Wednesday release of the Field Poll comes two days after Brown turned 76.

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Filed under: 2014 • California • Jerry Brown • Polls
Obama to deliver much needed aid to drought-stricken California
February 14th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

Obama to deliver much needed aid to drought-stricken California

Palm Springs, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama will travel Friday to California and announce a new federal initiative aimed at helping farms and communities there in the grips of a devastating drought.

The President will be joined by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, who told reporters Thursday that the program will include $100 million in livestock disaster assistance for California farmers and producers, along with funding for water conservation projects, and aid for states across the country affected by the drought.

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Filed under: California • Jerry Brown • President Obama • Tom Vilsack
No fourth White House run for Jerry Brown
January 15th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
10 months ago

No fourth White House run for Jerry Brown

(CNN) - It looks like we won't have another Brown vs. Clinton Democratic presidential primary battle come 2016.

California Gov. Jerry Brown, who made bids for the Democratic nomination in 1976, 1980 and 1992, is ruling out a fourth run for the White House.
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Filed under: 2016 • California • Jerry Brown
Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform
October 24th, 2013
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Gov. Brown pleads for comprehensive immigration reform

(CNN) - Shortly after President Barack Obama renewed his call for immigration reform, California Governor Jerry Brown implored lawmakers in Washington Thursday to “rise to the occasion” to pass a comprehensive bill.

During impassioned remarks at a forum sponsored by the left-leaning Center for American Progress, Brown recounted how the story of a young man’s frightful childhood journey across the border convinced him of the need for immediate action.
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Filed under: Immigration • Jerry Brown
California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer
December 12th, 2012
06:22 PM ET
2 years ago

California Gov. Jerry Brown treated for prostate cancer

(CNN) - Doctors said Wednesday the prognosis is excellent for California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is undergoing treatment for localized prostate cancer.

"Fortunately, this is early-stage localized prostate cancer, which is being treated with a short course of conventional radiotherapy," said oncologist Dr. Eric Small of the University of California, San Francisco, according to a statement from Brown's office.

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Filed under: 2012 • California • Jerry Brown
November 11th, 2012
09:00 AM ET
2 years ago

California governor sees tax referendum as sign of changing tide

(CNN) -– Gov. Jerry Brown sees California voters’ openness to temporarily increasing taxes on wealthy individuals’ income as a sign voters nationwide may be open to the idea.

“The cutting and the deficits are out of control,” the California Democrat said Sunday on CNNs “State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Budget • California • Jerry Brown • Taxes
Brown stands by fitness challenge against Christie
September 9th, 2012
10:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Brown stands by fitness challenge against Christie

(CNN) – California Gov. Jerry Brown defended his recent fitness challenge against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Sunday, saying the move was not a swipe at the Republican governor's weight, but a way to show that people his age aren’t over the hill.

"(It) essentially says this old retread can beat you any day of the week," Brown said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Jerry Brown • TV-State of the Union
Jerry Brown compares Romney to Dewey
September 9th, 2012
09:27 AM ET
2 years ago

Jerry Brown compares Romney to Dewey

(CNN) – California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday the difference between Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama is clear, comparing the Republican nominee to a former presidential candidate who was unsuccessful in three White House bids.

"Romney almost reminds me of Thomas Dewey," Brown, a Democrat, said on CNN's "State of the Union." "He symbolized the wealthy East and then Truman was fighting more for the common man."
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Filed under: 2012 • California • Jerry Brown • Mitt Romney
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