Brown Ad Uses Whitman's Words Against Her

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A clever new Jerry Brown ad catches Republican opponent Meg Whitman red-handed:



The ad's simplicity is powerful, contrasting Whitman's nostalgia for the California  of 30 years ago with the blunt reality that Brown was the one running it.

A new LA Times/USC poll claims Brown is "surging," having doubled his lead over Whitman since September. He now leads 52 percent to her 39 percent and saw gains in Latino and women voters. A SurveyUSA poll gave him 47 percent to her 40, and Real Clear Politics gives Brown an aggregate lead of 6.2 percent.

This shift may be partly attributable to the widely played out story of Whitman's former housekeeper, Nicky Diaz, who claimed Whitman knew of her illegal status and only fired her when it was politically expedient.

Brown, meanwhile, does not seem to have taken much of a hit from the recording of someone on his team referring to Whitman as a "whore." And snappy, hard-hitting ads like this may help him keep his momentum in the last week before the election.

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Nicole Allan is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.

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