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Jerry Brown embarks on statewide swing for Proposition 30

October 23, 2012 |  7:00 am

Gov. Jerry Brown kicks his campaign for Proposition 30 into high gear Tuesday, with a four-city swing unlike anything the governor has done since the closing days of his 2010 run against Meg Whitman.

Brown begins the day with two events focused on Latino outreach, beginning in Inglewood, where he will be joined by L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. From there, it's on to events in San Diego, Bakersfield and Fresno.

Brown's proposal to raise levies on upper-income earners and state sales to steady the state's finances faces a tough road, with polls showing state voters split on the measure.

After launching the campaign in August, Brown spent six weeks away from rallies and stump speeches, dealing with hundreds of bills passed by state lawmakers and continuing to raise money for Proposition 30.

A Yes on 30 spokesman said the governor will keep an active public schedule, rallying support for his measure through election day.


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