Law School Professor Tom Campbell gets some serious love today from Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will today, with a major profile piece.
Campbell, who has served taxpayers as a Member of Congress, a State Senator and as Director of the California Department of Finance is running a spirited if financially challenged campaign for the Republican nomination for Governor.
Campbell faces uber-wealthy candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner in the June primary. No doubt Campbell would encourage those who follow California politics to look to the 1998 Democrat Gubernatorial primary, where two very wealthy candidates, former Northwest Airlines CEO Al Checchi and consumer electronics magnate Jane Harman, both spent millions out of their personal fortunes, yet it was Lt. Governor Gray Davis who emerged as the victor in that primary (who went on to trounce Dan Lungren in the general election later that year).
Campbell has revamped his website (again) and has added a new video, which you can see below.
On a closing note, I am sure the ever-polite and well mannered Campbell will be dispatching an appreciative note to Will for the column — the postscript at the bottom might include an extra "thank you" for leaving out that Campbell this year has advocated billions in higher taxes,as well as supporting Proposition 1A on the May Special Election ballot knowing full well that it’s passage would trigger over $16 billion in extended income, sales and car taxes. Since 1A’s defeat, he has called for a one-year 10% increase in the state’s gasoline tax. Just sayin’.