Jerry Brown launching exploratory committee

California Attorney General Jerry Brown is ready to ramp up his fundraising efforts, which could help him in a bid for the governor’s mansion.

Brown filed paperwork Tuesday with the secretary of state for a “Brown for Governor 2010 Exploratory Committee,” according to his campaign.

Launching an exploratory committee for the governor’s race doesn’t mean Brown is officially running, but it does mean he can raise money as if he were.

The state’s top cop thus far has been fundraising for the attorney general’s race. A person can donate no more than $13,000 to Brown for that effort — $6,500 for the primary and $6,500 for the general election — but contributions for the gubernatorial race are capped at $51,800 per person.

Steve Glazer, a spokesman for Brown, told The Examiner in a recent interview that the additional fundraising capacity would allow the attorney general to battle large-pocketed Republican candidates should he decide to run for governor.
 

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