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Brown, campaigning on frugality, used state plane
Los Angeles Times

Jerry Brown, who is running for governor on a campaign of frugality, says he flies on a plane owned by the state only when absolutely necessary to carry out his duties as attorney general. But he has also used the Beechcraft King Air turboprop to travel to the luxurious Lodge at Pebble Beach, where a donor was being feted, and to attend events in cities serviced by commercial airlines.

A review of the plane’s flight log and Brown’s schedule shows that the attorney general has flown on the plane 10 times since taking office in 2007, often making multiple stops.