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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Friday, December 28, 2018

The Long Brown Era Comes to a Close in California

In Defying the Odds, we discuss state and congressional elections as well as the presidential race.   California is an important part of the story.

Jerry Brown, 80, is leaving the California governorship after four terms.

A member of the Brown family was on the California statewide ballot in 15 of the 18 midterm elections between 1946 and 2014:
  1. 1946: Pat Brown, attorney general (lost)
  2. 1950: Pat Brown, attorney general (won)
  3. 1954: Pat Brown, attorney general (won)
  4. 1958: Pat Brown, governor (won)
  5. 1962: Pat Brown, governor (won)
  6. 1966: Pat Brown, governor (lost)
  7. 1970: Jerry Brown, secretary of state (won)
  8. 1974: Jerry Brown, governor (won)
  9. 1978: Jerry Brown, governor (won)
  10. 1982: Jerry Brown, US senator (lost)
  11. 1986:
  12. 1990: Kathleen Brown, treasurer (won)
  13. 1994: Kathleen Brown, governor (lost)
  14. 1998:
  15. 2002:
  16. 2006: Jerry Brown, attorney general (won)
  17. 2010: Jerry Brown, governor (won)
  18. 2014: Jerry Brown, governor (won)