Gov. Jerry Brown told supporters tonight that his campaign to raise taxes had "overcome a lot of obstacles," and that California is perhaps "the only place in America where a state actually said, 'Let's raise our taxes.'"
But it was not entirely clear to the audience that the speech he was delivering was a victory declaration.
As he was leaving the stage, a reporter asked him if it was.
"Yeah," he said. "Well, we're ahead. All the indications are that (Proposition) 30's going to win."
Brown said it was his "last talk" for the night but that he will hold a news conference on Wednesday at the Capitol.
In remarks to a few hundred supporters at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Brown said his campaign was "up against some pretty tough opposition."
"Here we are," he said. "We have a vote of the people, I think the only place in America where a state actually said, 'Let's raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, for our California Dream."