Meg Whitman, the leading candidate for the Republican nomination for governor in the June 8 primary, issued the following statement yesterday after state Attorney General Jerry Brown announced that he will seek the Democratic Party nomination for governor in the June 8 primary:
"I welcome Jerry Brown to the race and look forward to an important conversation with Californians.
Never before have voters had a bigger choice about the future. I have spent my career in the private sector, creating jobs and delivering results. Jerry Brown has had a 40-year career in politics which has resulted in a trail of failed experiments, undelivered promises, big government spending and higher taxes.
I look forward to the coming campaign debate over which path California will choose in the future; repeating the mistakes of the past or working together to build A New California with more jobs, less wasteful spending and greatly improved schools."