TEXT: "Is Meg Whitman your kind of Republican? She supports Obama's amnesty for illegal aliens. Like Schwarzenegger, will continue taxpayer-funded benefits to illegals. A skyrocketing cost under Obamacare. For 28 years Whitman refused to vote Republican. But she contributed to, and campaigned, for Barbara Boxer. Like Boxer, Whitman supports taxpayer-funded abortion. Whitman even supported the disastrous bank bailout. After Arnold, don't we deserve a Republican?"
ANALYSIS: It's true that Whitman supported the bank bailout and contributed to Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Just about everything else in the ad is either misleading or simply false
Besides questions about the ad's accuracy, the implicit criticism of Schwarzenegger is striking. An ad in a Republican primary campaign attacks a Republican candidate by likening her to the state's Republican governor. But the approach makes sense in light of a recent Field Poll showing that just 28 percent of Republicans approve of Schwarzenegger's performance.