Hillary’s BS Excuse

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Gary McCoy, Cagle Cartoons

Jerry Brown (Almost) Makes It Clear He’s Not Interested in Running for President

As reported by KQED News:

There are probably only two things you really need to know about the notion of Gov. Jerry Brown — a man afflicted three times with nasty bouts of what’s called “Potomac Fever” — running for president in 2016.

First, that it’s a great political parlor game; and second, that it’s the kind of game he must love by always leaving the door ever so slightly open.

Brown did a reasonably good job of throwing cold water on the idea on Friday during the first of two days in Washington, D.C. The governor met with federal officials at the White House to talk about President Obama’s hotly debated executive order on immigration. On Saturday, he will attend the annual white-tie-and-tails Gridiron Club dinner as a guest of the Washington Post. …

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CARTOON: Run, Hillary, Run

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Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com

Should Jerry Brown Run for President?

It’s still more than a year away, but the presidential election of 2016 is already in high gear and looks to possibly have one of the most crowded fields of candidates in American history – at least for the Republican primary. Democratic candidates, though, are seemingly timid to enter the race, due at least in part to the presumption that it’s Hillary Clinton’s race to lose.

But some party insiders and opinion leaders are starting to float the idea that California Gov. Jerry Brown should run for president, and the idea may be catching on.

Democrats have a history of nominating …

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Brian Calle is the opinion editor for the Orange County Register

What Can Jerry Brown Buy With His $24 Million War Chest?

Being close to a one-party state is distorting California politics in unpredictable ways. The latest: According to the Los Angeles Times, Gov. Jerry Brown still holds almost $24 million in his 2014 war chest for governor.

The reason is his Republican opponent last November, Neel Kashkari, wasn’t much of a challenge, Brown spent less than $6 million on his re-election campaign, largely for ads backing Proposition 1 and Proposition 2.

That was different from in 2010, when he faced billionaire Meg Whitman, who spent $180 million.

Which means that, in the future if a Democrat for governor faces a Republican in the November election, a similar war chest will be built up, giving the new governor enormous financial clout. The only exception would be if another wealth Republican wanted to blow $180 million — or, perhaps, is a Hollywood celebrity, like Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Brown now will be using his war chest to back statewide initiatives in 2016. So he’s going to be courted. And legislators, even those in his party, will be wary of opposing him lest he fund their opponents.

What about if he runs for president? The Federal Elections Commission told me, “No, he can’t use that money for a federal campaign. Only for state campaigns.”

So if he makes a run at Hillary, he’ll be starting from zero.

Originally published on CalWatchdog.com

CARTOON: Bush/Clinton 2

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Steve Sack, The Minneapolis Star Tribune