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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jerry Brown No Longer Answers His Own Phone. Does That Mean He's a Big-Shot Candidate?

Posted By on Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 3:45 PM

click to enlarge Grass roots no more?
  • Grass roots no more?
On July 30 The Snitch shared with readers that California Attorney General Jerry Brown picked up the phone assigned to his campaign contribution committee when called by SF Weekly's Joe Eskenazi.

"We're a grass-roots campaign, man," the item quoted the AG as saying.

Ever the watchdog, SF Weekly ran a check of the Brown campaign's grass-roots status, and called the same number again earlier this week.

Brown's campaign has apparently abandoned its grass roots and gone

Hollywood. An assistant picked up the phone and took down a question we

had about whether as governor Brown would regulate private diploma-mill

colleges.

The assistant then referred us to a flack at the Attorney

General's office, who told us Brown had not yet declared his candidacy

for governor. Brown would therefore not comment on what he would do in the

hypothetical event he were to run for the office and win.

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