The Campaign Spot

Did Jerry Brown Really Need to Redecorate That Office?

I’m told that the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee, an affiliate of the Republican Governors Association, will be spending seven figures to put up this ad on California airwaves:

Meg Whitman leads the primary by a healthy margin, and she leads Brown in most polls by a few points. I suspect ads like this one are efforts to “define the battlespace” for the election — while Californians probably know who Jerry Brown is, the apolitical types may not know what to think of him. Ads like this will attempt to cement the “tax-hiking, big-spending, out-of touch” labels to him.

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