Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thurday that he has taken out the papers to run for re-election.
In his typically understated fashion, the 75-year-old governor posted the announcement and a photo to his Twitter account.
"If you had asked me 40 years ago--when I first ran for governor--what I would be doing in 2014, I could never have guessed. Nor could anyone else," Brown said in a statement posted on his campaign website. "Yet, 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.
Brown, whose candidacy has long been suspected, is being challenged by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks and Republican Neel Kashkari, a former tresury official.