Gubernatorial race

Abel Maldonado. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado May Challenge Gov. Brown

Former lieutenant governor Abel Maldonado, a republican from Santa Maria, formed a campaign committee on Thursday—which allows him to raise money for the 2014 gubernatorial election, challenging Gov. Jerry Brown.


California Attorney General and Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown gestures during a news conference August 31, 2010 in Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Brown Makes Final Pitch To Voters On Eve Of Election

Democrat Jerry Brown kicked off the final day of his campaign for California governor Monday with a promise to voters that he would work with lawmakers to solve the state’s financial problems and always “tell it like it is.”

CBS San Francisco–11/01/2010

California Gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman.

Brown, Whitman Spar Over ‘Experience’

As the governor’s race entered the final stretch, Democrat Jerry Brown took a swipe at his opponent’s lack of experience. Republican Meg Whitman jabbed back, saying California needs fresh ideas, and voters need to retire Brown.

CBS San Francisco–10/30/2010


Whitman, Brown Hit The Road In Final Stretch To Election Day

In the final stretch to Election Day, California’s gubernatorial candidates continue on the stump in what has become the most expensive governor’s race in the state’s history.


Jerry Brown, as California Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Meg Whitman, California Republican gubernatorial candidate (AP)

Phil Matier: Jerry Brown Gains Double Digit Lead

Attorney General Jerry Brown has raised more than $28 million in his gubernatorial bid, far outstripping the $19 million donors have poured into Republican Meg Whitman’s campaign.


Meg Whitman

Whitman On Whirlwind Swing Across State In Campaign’s Final Days

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman took her campaign to Asian American voters statewide Saturday as polls showed the former eBay chief executive slipping behind her Democratic opponent with just more than a week left in the race.

CBS San Francisco–10/23/2010


Clinton To Stump For Jerry Brown

KCBS Political Analyst Larry Gerston Reporting Bill Clinton says he will campaign with his former rival, Jerry Brown, as he battles Meg Whitman in the California gubernatorial race. KCBS anchors Jeff Bell and Jane McMillan […]


Jerry Brown to Launch First TV Ads

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown has begun answering the $100 million campaign of Republican rival Meg Whitman by announcing his first TV ad of the general election.


Labor Coalition Suspends Ad Spending for Brown

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ A coalition of labor groups is suspending its advertising campaign on behalf of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown after spending $8.6 million over the summer.


Whitman Spending Nears $100 Million

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ Billionaire Meg Whitman has spent more than $99 million so far in her quest to become California’s governor, easily surpassing the previous record for a single candidate.