Jerry Brown

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Democrat | Challenger | California gubernatorial candidate

State Of The Race: Governor: California

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Jerry Brown (D) faces Meg Whitman (R) in the November election.
Jerry Brown's references to opponent(s): 7 uses in the last 7 days (down 36%).

Compare how Jerry Brown uses key words

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Top This Week

jobs

6,4,5,3,4,7,3,4

  • Last 7 days: 4 uses (up 33% over last week)

immigration

0,3,2,1,2,5,0,3

  • Last 7 days: 3 uses (up 300% over last week)

reform

0,2,0,0,2,5,1,1

  • Last 7 days: 1 uses (down 0% from last week)

Top Overall

jobs

6,4,5,3,4,7,3,4

  • Overall: 72 uses since Aug. 30

taxes

9,2,5,5,2,2,1,1

  • Overall: 28 uses since Aug. 30

deficit

4,0,3,6,4,6,3,0

  • Overall: 129 uses since Aug. 30

Colors correspond to a word's relative popularity in the last 7 days. Words in orange are being used more frequently this week; gray, less frequently. 'Sparkline' graphs plot each word's motion over the last 8 weeks.

Recent uses of words we're tracking

... easily discussed his California roots, his love for the North Coast, and why we still needed to move forward on thoughtful environmental policy—a fact hardly lost amidst the one of California’s most gorgeous stretches of coastline. Our weekend...

— via RSS (November 1)

...election is so important. All weekend, we met people who will rely on our next governor for jobs, to save our environment, to get our state back on track. We all know that only Jerry can...

— via RSS (November 1)

...couple examples of Whitman's "plans" include a self-dealing multi-billion dollar capital gains tax break for the ultra-wealthy and an immigration plan that changes depending on whether she's trying to reach English or Spanish speaking voters. "After failing to vote for...

— via RSS (October 29)

...to the state parks system and implemented innovative clean energy programs that led to the creation of 1.5 million jobs. If elected, he will ensure the full implementation of AB 32, the California Global Warming Solutions Act, which will reduce...

— via RSS (October 27)

...days, Meg Whitman has released 11 new television attack ads, in English and Spanish, distorting Brown's record on jobs, taxes, spending, Proposition 13, pension reform, capital punishment, crime, campaign contributions, immigration and education. In total, Whitman attack ads...

— via RSS (October 27)

...English and Spanish, distorting Brown's record on jobs, taxes, spending, Proposition 13, pension reform, capital punishment, crime, campaign contributions, immigration and education. In total, Whitman attack ads have aired 80,000 times since the primary election ended. Video of Brown's...

— via RSS (October 27)

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