Unions help Brown raise
his fund to $18 million
Gov. Jerry Brown has raised another $368,200 for his re-election campaign, raising his total to more than $18 million.
The most recent contributions, reported by Brown over the weekend, come almost entirely from labor unions, including the Laborers’ International Union of North America, the California Teachers Association and California Professional Firefighters.
Brown, a third-term Democrat, has not yet said if he will seek re-election, but he is widely expected to run. His two Republican opponents, Tim Donnelly and Neel Kashkari, are far behind in fundraising. Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury Department official, has raised nearly $1 million, while Donnelly, a Twin Peaks assemblyman, has reported about $444,000.
Brown has until March 7 to file paperwork in the race, a day before a speech at the California Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles.
Brown skipped the winter meeting of the National Governors Association last weekend, with other activities occupying him at home. Brown posted a photograph Saturday on Twitter of a private lunch in the Bay Area. His companion? The Dalai Lama.
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