It’s a “non-campaign” campaign, the San Francisco Chronicle pointed out.
“Jerry Brown himself is a brand, and his brand is insulated against Obama and insulated against the Legislature,” University of San Francisco Professor Corey Cook told the Chronicle.
“Jerry is operating as if he’s at the start of his next term, not as if he’s seeking reelection.”
But what if he did start operating as if he’s running for reelection?
Brown’s war chest is enough to get him airtime across the state comfortably through to November. Dan Newman, a Brown spokesman, said “very roughly,” $2.5 million can buy you “a decent week” statewide.