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Jerry Brown pitches to the Fresno cameras

October 23, 2012 |  6:30 pm

Gov. Jerry Brown wrapped up a four-stop campaign swing for his tax plan in Fresno on Tuesday, promising to continue traveling the state between now and election day to rally support for Proposition 30.

Speaking to a small crowd at a union training center for electrical workers, Brown hit the same points that he did in Bakersfield, San Diego and Inglewood earlier in the day -- the fate of California's schools and its very "social fabric" hinges on the election's outcome.

The final event was designed for the cameras, with just about 20 people in the audience. Brown is hoping the tour will garner media coverage for his measure, which has come under fire in campaign commercials from the plan's critics.

Brown has been late to hit the campaign trail, but said he will be much more visible over the next two weeks. "I'm traveling the state to make sure voters know," he said.

Earlier in the day, Brown acknowledged the Yes on 30 campaign has failed to reach some voters who could be pivotal to the measure's success.

But, he said, voters have a big choice to make in deciding Prop. 30's fate. "Either this social fabric is going to be held tightly together," he said, " or it will be progressively unwound."


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-- Anthony York in Fresno