Nation: Where's Jerry?

Brown delays his candidacy

For months California Governor Jerry Brown has been promising that he would announce his presidential candidacy in the spring or early summer. He was eager to avoid the problems caused by his late start in 1976, when he beat Jimmy Carter in five of six primaries but had no real chance at the nomination.

Yet Brown's own deadline for his 1979 announcement has come and gone. He now plans to enter the race no sooner than September and perhaps later.

The reason for the delay, say the Governor's aides, is that the...

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