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California Governor Jerry Brown Challenges Chris Christie To Three-Mile Race

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California Governor Jerry Brown (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

California Governor Jerry Brown (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - California Governor Jerry Brown is drawing attention to the fact that he drew some attention at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Governor Brown was mentioned in the keynote address delivered by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

“(Governor Christie) was attacking me at the Republican National Convention,” Brown told members of the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770 in Los Angeles. “It’s the first time that I’ve ever been attacked at a convention, so I feel that I’m finally coming into my own.”

Governor Christie called the 74-year-old Brown an old retread of Democratic politics.

“There’s nothing wrong with being a little retread,” Brown said. “(I don’t have) as much hair and I’ve slowed down a little bit, but I have to tell you that I ran three miles in 29 minutes two night ago.”

Brown added that he was making a political difference when Christie was just a teenager.

“I may know a hell of a lot more than you, because when you were 14 I was passing the farm labor bill,” Brown said. “I was passing worker protections in California.”

To cap off his rebuttal, the California governor issued a physical challenge to Christie, making a not-so-subtle reference to Christie’s weight.

“I hereby challenge Governor Christie to a three-mile race, a push-up contest and a chin-up contest,” Brown proclaimed. “And whatever he wants to bet, I have no doubt of the outcome.”

What do you think of Brown’s comments? Do you respect his challenge or is it a low blow? Sound off with your thoughts and comments below…

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