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G.O.T.B. (Get Out The Bobblehead)

This Friday evening, a couple coworkers and I braved the pre-weekend rush hour commute up to Sacramento to check out the River Cats baseball game and see how Jerry bobbleheads were faring among fans.

Traffic was only a few miles per hour short of a parking lot, so the game had already started by the time we arrived. When I asked the ticket taker for a Jerry figurine, he laughed and told me the bobbleheads had disappeared within the first ten minutes of the gates opening. I consoled myself knowing this was probably the only night this summer where I could be outside without needing to wear a cardigan.

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Thanks to my Readers!

Well, folks, it's been a long road chronicling Jerry Brown's winning campaign for Governor, complete with interesting twists and surprising turns. And now, after six months, I am officially ending my blogging duties and moving to New York City for an editing job at a pretty cool online publication. I will miss being a part of our state's transformation, but I can leave confidently assured California's in great hands. It will be a tough job for Jerry, one I know he will approach with competence, integrity, an open mind, and a genuine enthusiasm for the Golden State. I encourage you all to keep following Jerry on Twitter, connecting with him through Facebook so you can stay privy to news from the transition and the Governor's office. Thanks for your comments, support, and readership - never lose your passion for getting California working again! Signing off, Carly

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Back To Work

As the excitement surrounding our guy's landslide election subsided, I headed to the East Coast to enjoy (what I thought was) a well-deserved vacation with family. Not so for Jerry. He began his gubernatorial duties immediately, beginning with a press conference at our Oakland campaign headquarters on Wednesday - which coincided with a parade celebrating another local victory (baseball, anyone?).

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California, Meet Your Once and Current Governor

This past June, I decided to do something crazy. I’d been following the California Governor’s race religiously since San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom decided to drop out last October, and found myself instantly fascinated by this Moonbeam fellow. Not only did everyone I asked about him have something positive to say, but the little I knew of Jerry Brown - a past governorship and some Buddhist retreats through Asia - piqued my curiosity. Having wanted to get involved in California politics since watching the 2008 revelry from the sidelines, I made it my mission to join the Brown campaign’s roster of part-time volunteers. So I stopped by the Oakland headquarters one morning in early summer to drop off my resume.

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Ode To Our Volunteers

Special Election Day blog post from Schuyler, the leader of our statewide volunteer effort. Our campaign would not have been possible without the dedication and passion of our amazing volunteers, and for that, we can't thank you enough!

What seems simultaneously like it was yesterday and an eternity ago, we embarked on a campaign to elect Jerry Brown as the next Governor of the State of California.

From the beginning, we knew the financial resources of our opponent would be unmatchable. With this understanding, built a campaign based on the passionate dedication of volunteers across the state.

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A Weekend In Eureka

Guest post from staffer Victoria Hassid, who spent the weekend in Eureka preparing for Jerry's sixth stop on his statewide tour. Thanks to everyone who came out to our events and helped make Jerry's final campaign push a huge success!

I started planning my Halloween costume around mid-July; I kid you not. I love Halloween—I often see it as the ultimate holiday of fun, jokingly calling it the “single person’s Super Bowl.”

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Jerry Brown: Defending Equality For Decades

In honor of LGBT History Month, here's a little LGBT history for you, courtesy of Mike McQuinn. Mike, a second-year law student at University of San Francisco, works on Jerry Brown's GLBT outreach efforts.

You’ve probably heard about how Jerry Brown refused to defend Proposition 8 (the so-called California Marriage Protection Act) as our Attorney General. But what you probably didn’t know is that Jerry Brown has been standing up for equality for decades.

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Getting California Working Again: The Final Countdown

It's a feat only a legendary leader like Jerry can pull off--thirteen stops in just three days.

Starting tomorrow morning, our guy will crisscross California in his final push to encourage supporters to get out the vote on Election Day. From pizza places to parks to local county headquarters, Jerry's excited to meet everyone who has worked so hard to make his campaign such an incredible effort.

But we can't cross the finish line without your help. Jerry's doing his part to help bring voters to the polls, and we hope you'll join him. We're hosting corresponding volunteer efforts at each event this weekend and it would be amazing if you could help out at one, even for an hour or two. The best part? Lend your time, and you'll be handsomely rewarded with preferred access to Jerry's appearance.

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Endorsements Galore!

On the heels of today's exciting Field Poll - which shows Jerry ahead of Meg by ten full percentage points - comes yet another endorsement announcement, this time from the California leg of famed environmental group the Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club joins a blizzard of other organizations, publications, and elected officials that have all publicly stated Jerry would be the best person to serve as our state's next Governor.

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Welcome To The Big Show

Tomorrow night marks the beginning of a series of three debates between Jerry and Meg. The action starts at 6pm on the UC Davis campus.

California political junkies can rejoice: If you're as excited about a live, face-to-face discussion on the issues as I am, you can follow the action on Jerry's Twitter page.

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