28 December 2010 ~ 33 Comments

Jerry Brown: One of “Top 12 Political Surprises of 2010″

Nice nod for Jerry Brown from Politics Daily, which named him one of the “Top 12 Political Surprises of 2010″:
Democrat Jerry Brown served two terms as California governor starting in 1975, when he was young, ascetic and so unconventional he was nicknamed Governor Moonbeam. This year, after stints as Oakland mayor and state attorney general, [...]

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10 December 2010 ~ 79 Comments

TIME Names “Echo” #1 Ad of 2010

Capping off an amazing year, TIME just named “Echo” – an ad we were proud to work on with an amazing team on the Jerry Brown campaign – the #1 campaign ad of 2010:
Politician-speak is often a numbing string of familiar platitudes, vague exhortations to change government and do right by the American People. Jerry [...]

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22 November 2010 ~ 73 Comments

Brown’s “Echo” Spot Named #2 Ad of 2010

Great to see “Echo” named #2 on National Journal’s list of the Top 10 Campaign Ads of 2010:
No ad better tied a candidate to another politician than California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown’s attack on Republican Meg Whitman. The ad showed Whitman saying the exact same words as outgoing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is deeply unpopular in [...]

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19 November 2010 ~ 24 Comments

“The Tao of Moonbeam”

In case you missed it, there was a great article in The New York Times by Timothy Egan about Jerry Brown this week. In the piece, Egan gives four reasons why Jerry has the perfect background to get California back on track:
First, he has that missionary zeal for lost causes. Remember, he was studying [...]

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19 November 2010 ~ 27 Comments

Cillizza names Jerry Brown’s ad “echo” the best negative ad of the cycle

Congrats to the Jerry Brown campaign team. The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza named our ad “echo” the best negative ad of the cycle. Here’s more:
The best negative ad of the 2010 cycle was “Echo”, a commercial run by California Gov.-elect Jerry Brown (D) against former eBay CEO Meg Whitman (R).

Whitman spent the entirety of her campaign for [...]

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03 November 2010 ~ 29 Comments


I wrote yesterday about a few races this year that are very important to me personally.  In a night that had some crushing defeats across the country – these races were thankfully a few, much-needed bright spots.
I wish I could have been in Oakland last night as Jerry Brown took the stage at the Fox [...]

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02 November 2010 ~ 274 Comments

The Long Road to Election Day 2010

I know it’s been a tough year for Democrats, and there are lots of good ones in the fight of their lives today (like one of my personal heroes Russ Feingold).  I’ll be rooting for all of them.  But, there are several candidates and a proposition on the ballot this election that really mean a [...]

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