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California’s Jerry Brown reinvents himself as the anti-politician politician

“In his latest campaign, Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t chasing the spotlight, instead continuing to run California more or less on an improvisational basis,” the Los Angeles Times reports. And he’s getting high marks for doing so from Golden State voters.