Jerry Brown to make it official: he's running for governor

SACRAMENTO — Attorney General Jerry Brown will declare his Democratic candidacy for governor Tuesday online, ending months of speculation about his intentions in which Brown insisted he had not yet decided whether to run.

Brown has not planned any campaign events timed with the announcement but will grant media interviews Wednesday and Thursday. He's scheduled to appear on Sacramento's KTTV Fox 11 at 8 a.m. PST on Wednesday.

Brown has no Democratic challenger and will face either Republican candidate Meg Whitman or Steve Poizner, both of them wealthy, largely self-financed candidates.

If elected, Brown will win an historic third gubernatorial term after having served two terms as governor from 1975 to 1983. His father Pat Brown also served two terms as California's governor.