To match Special Report CALIFORNIA/POLITICS

 
To match Special Report CALIFORNIA/POLITICS
Democratic candidate for California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to supporters as he celebrates his victory over Republican challenger Meg Whitman, at his election night rally in Oakland, California in this November 2, 2010 file photo. The public schools are a sign of the grim position the Golden State finds itself in as a new governor takes office -- self-proclaimed skinflint Jerry Brown, a Democrat with a long history in California politics. To match Special Report CALIFORNIA/POLITICS REUTERS/Stephen Lam/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS)