Brown pursues lasting policy legacy in California

Oct 18, 2014 1:35 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Brown is on the verge of doing what no one has ever done in California and what no one may ever do again - get elected to a fourth term as governor.

The quirky 76-year-old Democrat has sidelined opponents and steadied the state's finances and is now looking to put his stamp on its water and transportation infrastructure.

Brown's accomplishments have helped him eclipse his 1970s reputation as the "moonbeam" governor. There is even speculation outside California that Brown might make a fourth run for president.

Few in California think it's likely, partly because he is still working to secure a legacy as governor.

Brown faces Neel Kashkari in the November election. The first-time Republican candidate and former U.S. Treasury official trails in polls and fundraising.

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