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Whitman, union group launch ads in Calif. gov race

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Two after voters chose the nominees for California governor, the ad war began.

Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman launched her first television commercial of the general election Thursday. In it, the billionaire former eBay CEO says she feels the pain that California’s unemployed are experiencing – something she says politicians often forget.

An independent labor-funded group that supports Democratic nominee Jerry Brown will launch an ad Monday calling attention to Whitman’s spotty voting record. It features clips from a September news conference during which Whitman tries to deflect questions about the issue.

It says she “couldn’t spare a moment to vote” for decades, but is now spending $150 million to buy votes.

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