Gov. Jerry Brown Announces Reelection Bid

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Gov. Jerry Brown finally made it official Thursday — he’s running for reelection.

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California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters as he announces his proposed budget at the California State Capitol on January 10, 2011. (Credit: Getty Images)

Brown filed paperwork in Alameda County to seek an unprecedented fourth and final term as governor. He had been widely expected to make the move, but had remained coy about his official plans as recently as Wednesday.

But with the June primary less than 10 weeks away, and with Brown scheduled to make a speech to the state Democratic Party convention in Los Angeles next weekend, the 75-year-old governor pulled the trigger on Thursday.

Brown sent out a letter to supporters announcing his run. “There is nothing I would rather do,” he wrote. “So today, I have taken out the papers to run for re-election.”

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