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Brown V. Whitman: Whitman's Spending Continues To Break Records

Laura Cueva |
October 19, 2010 | 3:08 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Whitman’s spending makes news again as her campaign becomes the most expensive for a non-presidential candidate ever. She’s spent about $140 million, her ads appear on television more than 1,300 times a day, and she’s outspent Jerry Brown nearly 10 to 1.

Jerry Brown has remained busy campaigning throughout the state, and now has the backing of Earvin “Magic” Johnson thanks to an ad targeted to African-American voters created by a union-group. Brown has also earned the endorsement of the L.A. Daily News.

Whitman finally responded to the question Brown has posed many times over about how much she stands to gain by eliminating the capital gains tax. Her answer: She doesn’t know exactly, but she called the logic behind his inquiry “crazy” and said anything she makes will be offset by the amount she has spent on the campaign.

A spokeswoman for the Whitman campaign meant to tweet an endorsement Whitman received from the San Diego Deputy Sheriff’s Department, but made a typo and instead linked to this video. When asked for comment, she laughed it off, saying nothing more than “Oopsie.”

California Watch put out this voter guide aimed at outlining the differences between the Brown and Whitman campaign’s budget solutions.


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