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For a governor who has hardly done any buck-raking in his first year in office, Gov. Jerry Brown's trip last month to Orange County may have resulted in one of his best single-day hauls in months.

Which doesn't mean it amounted to much.

Brown today reported raising $30,000 from three labor groups, a law firm and a lawyer in the area.

Jennifer Muir of the Orange County Employees Association, which contributed $10,000, said her group organized a reception for the Democratic governor on Oct. 11, the day he spoke at a Democratic Party of Orange County event.

"It was just small, private reception here to show our support for the governor," Muir said.

Also contributing to Brown were the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association and Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs.

Brown has raised little money since taking office. He collected about $45,000 in the first six months of the year. Including donations reported today, Brown has raised $64,000 more since then in donations large enough to already have been reported.


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