Jerry Brown says Gov. Schwarzenegger 'failed' [Updated]
"All her consultants are the same old consultants that were around Schwarzenegger," he said. "She, in many ways, is more of the incumbent than I am. I'm the insurgent. I'm the independent."
[Updated: 1:00 p.m.] Whitman campaign spokeswoman Sarah Pompei dismissed Brown's outsider claims. "These are desperate statements from the most incumbent politician California has ever known,"she said. "Not only is he running for his third term as governor, he’s the son of a Governor and the current Attorney General. He’s not just a central part of the failed culture in Sacramento, he responsible for creating it.”Brown went on to cite his differences with presidents of his own party and the fact that he gave up his Democratic Party registration while he was mayor of Oakland. Brown also reaffirmed his opposition to Proposition 19, the marijuana legalization measure, and Proposition 8, the ban of same-sex marriage. -- Anthony York in Sacramento