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POLITICS: Campaigns

Gov. Jerry Brown, for a new generation

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No, this is not a rerun of "That '70s Show," but you could blame it on a fit of nostalgia.

Supporters of once and present California Gov. Jerry Brown are looking for him to take his comeback tour to a new level and run for president, the Los Angeles Times reports.

It wouldn't be the first time. Brown, now the nation's oldest governor at 75, first sought the presidency in 1976 when he was one of the nation's youngest governors. "Gov. Moonbeam," as he was called, ran twice more, in 1980 and 1992.

Today's generation of Republicans are often accused of trying to reincarnate Ronald Reagan in their candidates. With Brown, their Democratic counterparts will have someone who actually tried to run against him.

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