With no clear campaign left to run in his storied electoral career, Gov. Jerry Brown nonetheless owns a $15-million political war chest, one of the largest of any elected official in the state.
Few, though, suspect that Brown is out of ideas on what to do with it.
The governor's new campaign finance report shows a little more than $15 million in his main political account, largely untouched during the 2016 election cycle that saw him victorious in two ballot measure efforts.
California Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris say they have concerns about Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's pick to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
"I’ve repeatedly stated that the next justice must have respect for precedent, be within the mainstream and protect the fundamental rights guaranteed by our Constitution. Judge Gorsuch has a long record and it will take time to conduct a thorough review," Feinstein said in a statement.
Feinstein is the highest ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and was in office when the Gorsuch was approved by unanimous consent to serve on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006. In a statement, she said Gorsuch should get a thorough and fair review.