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Jerry’s Bell Opening … and Campaign Opening Bell?

Monday, July 26, 2010

If Jerry Brown goes on to win California’s gubernatorial contest, remember this day (July  25) as the moment his sleepy campaign perhaps finally showed signs of life. 

Early in the day, the Democratic candidate and erstwhile state Attorney General waded into the Bell pension scandal by announcing that his office had subpoened employment records — ostensibly, to get to the bottom of the question of how the Los Angeles suburb managed to get away with such exhoritant pensions for its top city employees.

For added dramatic effect, Jerry gave Bell officials only 48 hours to cough up the documents.

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