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Jerry Brown's $37M Trumped Whitman's $179M

Failed Calif. gov campaign cost $43.25 per vote in her favor

(Newser) - Democrat Jerry Brown won the California governor's race despite being outspent nearly 5 to 1 by opponent Meg Whitman, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday. The former eBay CEO, who shattered the record for personal spending by a candidate, spent $178.5 million on her campaign, of which $144.... More »

Whitman Booed for Refusing to Stop Negative Ads

Jerry Brown promises to take down his, Meg demurs

(Newser) - California voters might be just a wee bit fed up with the negative campaign ads spewing from the Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown campaigns. At a joint appearance at the annual Women’s Conference last night, Matt Lauer asked both candidates if they’d agree to pull their negative ads—... More »

Bill Clinton: Let Obama Finish the Job

Stumps for one-time nemesis Jerry Brown, rallies Dems

(Newser) - Bill Clinton gave dazed Democrats a swift kick last night, telling California voters to get out the vote, lest they commit "malpractice on your own future." Stumping for onetime nemesis and would-be governor Jerry Brown, the former president told a UCLA rally to give President Obama and Democrats... More »

Why 'Whore' Isn't the N-Word

Jerry Brown is right: Slur isn't the female equivalent of the N-word

(Newser) - Was Tom Brokaw right when he told California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown that calling someone a “whore” is "to many women the same as calling an African American the 'N' word”? Not quite, Joan Walsh writes in Salon . “Whore” is a “crude and loaded word... More »

Brown, Whitman Get Nasty in Final Debate

Candidates fiddle over who's a whore while Rome burns

(Newser) - For a state teetering on the edge of collapse, the final debate in the battle for California governor was long on mud-slinging and short on solutions to the state's problems. Meg Whitman attacked Jerry Brown for an aide who apparently described her as a whore . The Democrat offered a halfhearted... More »

Jerry Brown Aide: Let's Call Meg Whitman a Whore

Pension strategy talk caught on tape

(Newser) - Sensitivity is apparently not the strong suit of Jerry Brown’s inner circle. The California Democrat was recently caught on tape chatting with aides about the possibility of referring to Meg Whitman as a “whore” because of her willingness to cut a deal on law enforcement pensions. According to... More »

Meg Whitman: $119M In, Still Lagging

Candidate has failed to be seen as exceptional

(Newser) - Meg Whitman has now spent more money than Michael Bloomberg—she's recently hit $119 million—in her quest to become governor of perhaps the fastest-imploding state in the union. That sum all but locked up Bloomberg's latest mayoral race, but Whitman is still struggling against what some see as a... More »

Brown: Sorry for That Lewinsky Crack...

Meg Whitman's attack ad starts brouhaha

(Newser) - Jerry Brown apologized to Bill Clinton for a snarky jab related to Monica Lewinsky, but it remains to be seen if the popular former president will endorse Brown in his race for California governor against Meg Whitman. It all started after Whitman ran an ad accusing Brown of lying—by... More »

Jerry Brown Compares Meg Whitman to Goebbels

California gubernatorial race turns ugly early

(Newser) - Jerry Brown has $20 million in his California gubernatorial campaign coffers, but the $71 million Meg Whitman spent in securing the Republican nomination has her Democratic opponent worried—so worried he's comparing her to Nazi leader Joseph Goebbels. "Goebbels invented this kind of propaganda," California's current AG said... More »

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