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Brown-Whitman Debate: By the numbers

September 28, 2010 |  7:50 pm

The debate by the numbers

900: Approximate number of tickets given away for the debate

135: Media credentialed to cover the event

80: How old Jerry Brown said he would be if he completed another two terms as governor

60: Minutes of the debate

50: Percent by which Brown said the state pension system would be overfunded if all state employees worked as long as he has

15-20: Percent of governor's office budget that Brown pledged to cut

12: News releases sent by both Meg Whitman's and Brown's campaigns during the debate

3: Number of questions Whitman answered in a post-debate news conference

2: The number of times Brown said "hell"

0.25: Estimated mileage covered by reporters as they scurried to follow Brown during his post-debate "news conference"

-- Shane Goldmacher in Davis