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Meg Whitman, Brown's possible opponent in governor's race, reacts to Jerry Brown's candidacy

Calls attorney general's record 'a trail of failed experiments'

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."

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Posted by A couple of things
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Editor: welcoms should be correctly spelled welcomes

Pleasanton: please remember that Brown sued Pleasanton for not having enough low income housing. Is this what you want for the state of California? I am not a fan of Meg, but anyone but Brown will get my vote.


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Posted by dublinmike
a resident of Dublin
on Mar 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm

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"I welcome Jerry Brown to the race and look forward to an important conversation." Yeah, right. She can't even have a conversation with Republicans or conservatives. Hypocrite.



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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Mar 3, 2010 at 1:37 am


Meg Whitman looks like a hag.


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Posted by Linda
a resident of Val Vista
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

Ask any Police Officer in Oakland what they think of Jerry Brown as Mayor and you would vote for Meg!!


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Posted by Dominic
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:43 am

Jerry Brown is representative of what is wrong with CA...We keep electing democrats and now our state no longer is a job creation leader, in fact, businesses continue to leave in droves.

At least Whitman has strong business and managing large enterprises experience, and has been successful at it, something that is lacking in CA government and our current President's Administration where lifetime public service careers with fat pensions are prevalent.

I look forward to the first debate.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:55 am

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dublinmike---all politicians are hypocrites. Meg is just starting to hone that skill whereas Moonbeam and those of his ilk are already very adept at talking out of both sides of their mouths.
I have to respect her in that she has at least held a responsible position and been successful.
What has Jerry Brown accomplished that's positive?


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Posted by RemembersGovJerry
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 3, 2010 at 11:51 am

I lived here when Jerry was Governor. Boy did we get "change you can believe in." He halted freeway construction in mid-span. I still remember driving through San Jose and, for many years, looking at the freeway flyovers off 680/280 that halted their path in the middle of construction. We got to look at his "accomplishment" for many years after he left office.


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Posted by RS
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm

I agree JERRY BROWN OTHERWISE KNOWN AS GOVERNOR MOONBEAM is what is the matter with CALIFORNIA. THEY SAY THE PEOPLE GET THE GOVERNMENT THEY ELECT, LETS THIS TIME GET IT RIGHT AND ELECT MEG RYAN, WE NEED JOBS AND A MOVING ECONOMY. WE HAVE NOT HAD EITHER WITH THE DEMOCRATES RUNNING THIS STATE.


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Posted by Spelling
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2010 at 2:16 pm

"Meg Whitman, Brown's possible opponent in governor's race, welcoms him to the competition"

Is anyone at the PW reading the forums to "monitor"?

Will you ever correctly spell welcomes, or will you continue spelling it welcoms?


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Posted by Ah, Dominic
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:09 pm

You're right, Dominic. We keept electing Democrats and that's what is wrong with California. Oh wait a minute, Arnold is a Republican. Duh!


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Posted by Elaine
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

Remember also that Whitman is not running for Governor because she needs the money. She is running for Governor to save her beloved State. Without a 180 degree change from democrat policies, this State will fail...and soon.


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Posted by AVHS Dad
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Mar 4, 2010 at 9:18 am

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I'm no fan of Jerry Brown, but would you want Meg taking out your appendix or piloting your 747 flight to Hawaii? She has about as much experience at those things as the political/governmental process in California. Please send me a moderate that knows what they're doing! Is that too much to ask???


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Mar 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm

I think that Meg is cute...she strongly resembles Condi Rice!

PING!


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Posted by Chris
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 6, 2010 at 7:41 am

Dominic,

"our current President's Administration where lifetime public service careers with fat pensions are prevalent"... remove "current" and you're right - this has been an issue for at least 20 years. To try to pin that solely on Obama is laughable.


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Posted by Gary Schwaegerle
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 22, 2010 at 1:20 pm

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We must be Grateful to Meg; many are saying she will not Win. So let us say "Thank You very much for providing her portion $162 million dollar "Stimulus Package" contribution to "The Kalifornia Economy" For those that work in Political campaigning, Media, printing, air time, photographers, News People, Fuel, tires, Restaurants, Motels & more. "THANK YOU! Meg Whitman for Giving Back to California where Dreams can Come True!" Sincerely, Gary Schwaegerle


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