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Divided We Stand
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

CA: Brown Plays Up Age

Jerry Brown resents Meg Whitman's focus on his age. Andy Barr reports in Politico:

California Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown on Wednesday criticized Republican rival Meg Whitman for running an ad highlighting his age.

Whitman began running a ‘60s-themed television ad last week tracking Brown’s five-decade career in politics. It starts with pictures of a younger Brown during his first campaign for governor in the 1960s and ends with an aging Brown in his current spot as state attorney general.

Brown, 72, was asked about the spot during an interview Wednesday morning with “Good Day L.A.” "'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, I’ve been around a long time,” he said. “I know stuff. Knowing is better than not knowing."

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