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Donkey Ad Watch: Another Whitman Ad Slammed by

In 2010 Midterm Elections, Donkey Ad Watch, Message/Framing, Politics on July 15, 2010 at 7:22 pm

In her continuing offensive against the truth, “Hitman” Whitman doubles down parading this bubbling cauldron of old and new lies across the state this week:

I’ll let take it from here: (emphasis mine)

Whitman’s ad ties Brown to the state’s current pension problems. But the attack is misleading and unfair. Whitman’s ad suggests unions are backing Brown because he provided state employees with generous benefits while governor in the late 1970s and early 1980s. When asked back up this claim, the Whitman campaign said Brown signed into law the Ralph C. Dills Act, which gave public employees collective bargaining rights, and charged that the Dills Act “resulted in billions in unfunded pension liability.” That’s not true. The state’s staggering pension problems stem from numerous actions that occurred long after Brown left office.

Yes, the unions are backing Brown and they and others are prepared to raise and spend millions on his behalf, according to the San Jose Mercury News. The paper said in a Feb. 10 article that California Working Families plans to raise $20 to $30 million and spend 70 percent of that on helping Brown’s campaign. But the Whitman ad goes too far when it seeks to blame Brown for the state’s current pension problems.

This is no surprise to us. We posted on her all too-obvious campaign strategy of lie, lie and lie some more here.

For all of the details on this ad and other Whitman fictions go to the article on here.

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