Jerry Brown Launches Run, Stresses He's an Insider
Says California can't afford another novice like Schwarzenegger
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2010 3:10 PM CST
In this screen grab from jerrybrown.org, Democrat Jerry Brown announces that he has entered the race for California governor on his web site on Tuesday, March 2, 2010.   (AP Photo/jerrybrown.org)

(Newser) – Jerry Brown entered the race for California governor today, vowing to use his experience as a former two-term governor to "get California working again." Brown, a Democrat and current attorney general, used the unpopularity of Arnold Schwarzenegger to criticize Republican candidate Meg Whitman. Like Schwarzenegger before her, the former eBay CEO is running as an outsider to politics, notes the Los Angeles Times.

"Our state is in serious trouble and the next governor must have preparation, and knowledge," Brown, 71, said in a video announcing his candidacy. "That's what I offer. Some people say that if you've been around the process, you can't handle the job, that we need to go out and find an outsider who knows virtually nothing about state government. Well we tried that, and it doesn't work. We found out that not knowing is not good." Check out the video on his official website.