An independent expenditure committee backed by SEIU and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is running a second radio ad supporting Democrat Jerry Brown's gubernatorial bid.
The 60-second spot, launched by the "Working Californians" committee, seeks to present Brown's political career, attacked as a record failure by rival Meg Whitman's campaign, as one of frugality, job creation and commitment to cracking down on fraud.
"It's easy to talk about balancing the budget or fighting for working people -- but only one candidate's done it before. Jerry Brown will get California back on track," two narrators say at the close of the spot.
The committee, advised by a firm established by California Teachers Association veterans John Hein, Bob Cherry and Don Attore, spent heavily in the 2006 election of state Controller John Chiang.
A spokesman for the campaign said the spot is running in the Los Angeles, Sacramento and San Francisco markets. Click here to listen to the spot. Read the script after the jump.
Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV or listen to the radio ... Meg Whitman's back - falsely attacking Jerry Brown. But all the money in the world can't change the facts:
As governor, Brown sold off the state jet, and limo. He refused to live in the governor's mansion - paying his own rent instead. Time Magazine said "Brown honored his pledge to hold the line on taxes..."
Even as he built up the largest budget surplus in California history. Long before it was popular, Brown took on Big Oil to expand renewable energy - and bring in good paying jobs.
As Attorney General, Brown cracked down on mortgage fraud. He protected consumers from credit card companies, and went after nursing home who abused seniors.
It's easy to talk about balancing the budget or fighting for working people...
-- but only one candidate's done it before. Jerry Brown will get California back on track.
Paid for by Working Californians. Major Funding by California State Council of Service Employees Small Contributor Committee and California State Association of Electrical Workers Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.