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Gov. Jerry Brown said tonight that prospects of passing his initiative to raise taxes are "pretty good," though few at his election night party heard him -- or even knew Brown was speaking.

The Democratic governor made his remark in a brief appearance on NBC Nightly News, while supporters cheered speakers on stage at an election night party at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.

Brown is scheduled to arrive later this evening, but not before doing another network interview.

A handful of reporters huddled around a television in the noisy ballroom with Brown on a TV. Later, as they were waiting for his second interview, a guest asked them to turn the channel back to the favorite at this party, MSNBC.


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