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Corgi’s cash contributed to California coffers

Sutter Brown, California’s First Dog, is doing his share to close the state budget deficit.

Sutter BrownSteve Glazer, the Orinda political advisor who managed Jerry Brown’s successful gubernatorial campaign last year, today tweeted a picture of a $665.56 check made out to California’s General Fund from San Mateo-based CafePress.com, where Gov. Jerry Brown’s pup is peddling a line of First Dog paraphernalia. Sutter is donating his $3 from each sale to the taxpayers of California.

“Controller’s revenue estimate misses the mark. New @SutterBrown contribution to state deficit reduction,” Glazer captioned the twitpic.

Glazer said this is actually Sutter’s second contribution; a CafePress check for the Corgi’s commissions last month brought in $1,184.57.

Good on you, Sutter. That’s $1,850.13 down, $9,599,998,149.87 to go.

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.