Brown filed his fundraising reports for the first half of 2013 with the secretary of state's office on Tuesday. It shows the governor in a strong position to finance a reelection campaign. Brown has not declared his intention to seek an unprecedented fourth term as governor, but would be a strong favorite to win reelection if he decides to run.
Between January and June, Brown raised $2.8 million for his reelection campaign, and more than $197,000 went into the committee formed to pass Proposition 30.
Most of the money in Brown's initiative committee came from
The records show the notoriously thrifty Brown does not have any political consultants on payroll.
If he runs for reelection, Brown is not expected to face a serious Democratic challenge. Republicans including former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and former Minuteman turned Assemblyman