Brown Nabs Newspaper Gubernatorial Endorsements
On Sunday, the Sacramento Bee and the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed Attorney General Jerry Brown (D) for governor. The Bee argues that Brown "is the best-equipped candidate to work with legislators to reform the budget process and cut through partisan squabbles over water, education funding, pension reform and other issues." Meanwhile, the Chronicle notes that former e-Bay CEO Meg Whitman, Brown's GOP challenger, has a platform consisting of "platitudes and ideas that would be nonstarters ... for even the most inspirational of leaders." It concludes that Brown "gets our endorsement in an imperfect but critical choice between a politician Californians know too well and one they barely know."
- "Endorsements: Jerry Brown Best Pick for Governor" (Sacramento Bee, 10/3).
- "Chronicle Recommends Jerry Brown for Governor" (San Francisco Chronicle, 10/3).