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Jerry Brown Announces Re-Election Bid On Twitter

Miguel Arreola |
February 27, 2014 | 2:12 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

(Officer Phil/Creative Commons)
(Officer Phil/Creative Commons)
California Gov. Jerry Brown is running for a second term, again. Brown announced Thursday that he would be running for his fourth term as governor.

Brown, who is California’s longest-serving governor, previously served as the state’s 34th Governor from 1975 to 1983 and is currently serving a term as the 39th Governor of California (serving as the sixth-youngest and oldest governor of California).

Brown announced via Twitter that he would run for re-election. The governor tweeted “Taking out papers for re-election,” and attached a photo of him signing the papers. The tweet (as of 1:51 p.m.) has accumulated 300 retweets and 160 favorites.

The governor announced in a statement, “At this stage of my life, I can say — without any hesitation — that I am prepared and excited to tackle these challenges and the many others that lay before us. In fact, there is nothing I would rather do. By the grace of God and habits of perseverance instilled in me by my family, the Dominican nuns and the Jesuits, I am here and ready to go.” 

According to The New York Times, Brown is expected to be challenged by Republicans Neel Kashkari, a former Treasury official, and Tim Donnelly, an assemblyman from Southern California.

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