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Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid
Gov. Jerry Brown amasses $19.7 million for reelection bid

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown has built a war chest of $19.7 million to fund his bid for an unprecedented fourth term, easily eclipsing the money raised by his challengers, according to new campaign reports filed with the state. Brown has raised nearly $3 million this year and spent nearly $95,000, his report shows. Top contributors include several labor unions, Netflix Inc. co-founder Reed Hastings, Napster co-founder Sean Parker and several descendants of the founders of the Gap Inc., the clothing company where Brown's wife, Anne Gust Brown, was once an executive. Each gave $27,200, the maximum allowed by law. Among the governor's primary challengers, Republican...

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