Gov. Brown’s $23.6 million

by John Seiler | October 8, 2014 4:52 pm

Brown president 1976As Major Kong in “Dr. Strangelove[1]” is about to begin “nuclear combat toe-to-toe with the Russkies” and start Armageddon, he opens a survival kit aboard his B-52 and says[2], “Shoot, a fella’ could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.”

The same thing with Gov. Jerry Brown’s re-election campaign chest of $23.6 million[3], according to the Los Angeles Times. But which he isn’t spending, according to the Chronicle,[4] because “he’s conducting one of the most unusual re-election campaigns ever witnessed by state voters — one in which he hasn’t starred in a single TV or radio spot, campaign mailer, or Web video.” And he spent j[5]ust $132,000 in July, August and September.

So, might as well have some fun and let “What happens in Vegas stay in Vegas[6].”

Meanwhile, Republican opponent Neil Kashkari, who is running at only about 40 percent in polls, holds “about $680,000 in the bank, with $142,000 in unpaid bills.” On the positive side for Kashkari, in 2010 Republican Meg Whitman blew $180 million of her own dough against Brown, and also finished with just 41 percent[7]. So Neel’s votes will cost about 1/180th that of Meg’s.

What will Brown will do with all that campaign moolah he doesn’t spend? Probably not Vegas. Probably another city to the East. Do I hear a special tune?

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  7. finished with just 41 percent:,_2010

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