Jerry Brown Says He's Not That Fancy

Thursday, Aug 19, 2010  |  Updated 5:17 PM PDT
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Jerry Brown Says He's Not That Fancy

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown says he rarely flies on a state plane and only for official events.
     

In an interview Thursday on KGO radio in San Francisco, Brown says suggestions that he used a state plane for political purposes are "ridiculous."      
Brown has criticized Republican opponent Meg Whitman for chartering private jets. He also has promoted his use of commercial air travel and his elimination of the governor's plane when he held the office previously.
     
Records obtained by The Associated Press earlier this week showed he has used a Department of Justice plane on 15 days since he took office in 2007. Most trips were related to funerals or law enforcement meetings.
     
However, Brown used the state plane to attend at least two gatherings of lobbyists and donors.

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