White House cufflinks, a hands-free phone and goodies for his dog, Sutter, were among gifts reported by Gov. Jerry Brown in his latest financial disclosure statement.
Brown reported receiving 25 gifts last year, valued at more than $2,500. The most expensive totaled $259, from Samsung for Brown to attend a dinner event, and $250 from Newsweek for a ticket to the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gave Brown a $150 ticket for a Los Angeles Lakers game. U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein gave him an $84 box of candy, and BlueAnt provided a hands-free phone valued at $100.
Other gifts included a $185 bottle of tequila from the governor of Nuevo León in Mexico; White House cufflinks worth $58 from John De Luca of San Francisco; and a combined $158 gift from Alex Salmond, first minister of Scotland, that included unspecified items for the "First Dog" and a bottle of whiskey, the latter presumably not for Sutter.
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