Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will run for re-election
“I’ve lived here my whole life. I love this state and will do my utmost to enable California to keep faith with its past and pave the way for a future as bold as our forebears would expect.”
Brown tweeted to his 1 million followers that he had taken out papers in Oakland to run for re-election.
Brown runs unopposed on the Democratic side, His Republican opponents are Neel Kashkari and Tim Donnelly.
Brown currently has more than $18 million for his campaign. Kashkari has raised about $1 million and Donnelly has raised much less.
Brown’s win in November would make him the only governor elected to four terms. Recent public opinion polls show that his approval rating is at an all-time high of 58%
The state had a deficit of more than $25 billion when he took office in 2011 and now has a surplus.
Governor Brown is expected to easily win his fourth term.