NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Californians should decide whether they want to pay $12 billion more in taxes to help plug the state's massive budget shortfall, Gov. Jerry Brown said on Monday.
In his State of the State address, Brown urged legislators to put his plan to extend income and sales tax hikes on the ballot in a special election in June. If they don't, the governor said the state will see even harsher spending cuts than the $12.5 billion he is proposing.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown has defeated Republican Meg Whitman in the race for California governor, CNN projects. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is term-limited. Projections are based on CNN analysis of exit poll data.
(CNN) – A new poll indicates that Democrat Jerry Brown has a 10-point lead over Republican Meg Whitman in California's gubernatorial battle.
According to a Field Poll released Thursday, 49 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say that they are supporting Brown with 39 percent backing Whitman and 12 percent undecided or backing another candidate.
(CNN) – A new survey indicates that the Democrats have slight advantages in the California battles for senator and governor.
According to a CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday, 50 percent of likely voters in the Golden State say they support Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, with 45 percent backing Republican challenger Carly Fiorina and four percent undecided or backing a different candidate. Boxer's five point margin is within the survey's sampling error and is down from a nine point advantage in CNN/Time polling from last month.
(CNN) – Tuesday yielded good news for Democrats in California with a new poll that shows the nominees for Governor and Senator leading their Republican opponents.
In the Suffolk University poll, attorney general and former Gov. Jerry Brown leads former eBay CEO Meg Whitman by 8 percentage points, 50 percent to 42 percent among likely voters. Five percent supported the third party candidates in the race.
(CNN) – Look too quickly and one may think Meg Whitman, the GOP nominee for governor in California, is herself heaping praise on rival Jerry Brown in Brown's latest TV ad.
The new spot launching Tuesday opens with Whitman declaring, "30 years ago, anything was possible in this state."
The problem for Whitman, as Brown's ad quickly notes, is that Brown himself was governor of California 30 years ago.
(CNN) - The Republican nominee for California governor is leveling with voters.
Over the weekend Meg Whitman released a minute-long ad reintroducing herself to California voters.
"I know many of you see this election as an unhappy choice between a longtime politician with no plan for the future and a billionaire with no government experience," Whitman says in the spot. "Well, let me tell you my story."
(CNN) - In the race for the governor's mansion in California, Democrat Jerry Brown has now extended his lead to double digits, according to a new poll.
A USC College/Los Angeles Times Poll of likely voters released Sunday shows Brown 13 points ahead of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, the Republican nominee. Fifty-two percent of those surveyed supported Brown, 39 percent supported Whitman, 3 percent planned to vote for another candidate and 4 percent remained undecided. The poll carried a sampling error of plus or minus 3.4 percent.
Among Latino voters, Brown led Whitman by 36 percentage points, 59 to 23. That is a significant jump from the September USC College/Los Angeles Times poll that had Brown leading by 19 percent among Latino voters.
(CNN) - The latest poll by the Public Policy Institute of California has Attorney General Jerry Brown running 8 points ahead of former eBay CEO Meg Whitman among likely voters in the race to be the state's next governor, but a sizable number 16 percent remain undecided. The poll shows Brown with a 15 point lead among women and a 29 point lead among Latinos. Whitman has a one point advantage among independents with 19 percent undecided.
Brown's campaign manager Steven Glazer argues the polling demonstrates voters were unaffected by the "whore" story – when a member of Brown's staff was recorded using the word to describe Meg Whitman. And Glazer insists of the Brown campaign "we'll be more than competitive" in the final days. He says they set aside $12 million to spend in the last two weeks – to ensure Brown's message isn't drowned out by a late blitz of Whitman spending. With that money Brown plans to drop 10-15 million pieces of mail – at a cost of up to $5 million.