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Gov. Jerry Brown's first campaign ads to hit airwaves
Gov. Jerry Brown's first campaign ads to hit airwaves

Gov. Jerry Brown will hit the airwaves Wednesday morning with three TV ads, but instead of promoting his reelection bid for a historic fourth term, he will plug the $7.5-billion water bond measure and the state rainy-day fund on the November ballot. The 30-second ads focus on the two ballot measures, Propositions 1 and 2 respectively, with the governor urging voters to stabilize the state’s future by supporting them. “I've been around long enough to know the pendulum always swings in California, between wet years and drought, between booms and busts,” says Brown, speaking directly into the camera in a sunlit room, interspersed with shots of parched farmland,...

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