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CA-Gov Video: Meg Whitman Hits Jerry Brown on Crime

The Meg Whitman Campaign for Governor launched a new television ad, “Cops’ Choice,” that underscores why Whitman has support from nearly 30,000 law enforcement professionals. The 15-second spot describes Jerry Brown’s soft-on-crime record.

Jerry Brown was “SOFT” on crime when he was California Governor in the late 1970’s and early 80’s. Rose Bird, Brown’s appointee for California Supreme Chief Justice was a disaster and was recalled by California voters because of her refusal to enforce the California Death Penalty law among other things.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has launched a new ad slamming Jerry Brown’s record on crime, including his appointment of Rose Bird as California Supreme Court chief justice. The Bird court overturned 64 death penalty convictions. She and justices Joseph Grodin and Cruz Reynoso were ousted from the court by voters in 1986.

The ad touts law enforcement groups that have endorsed Whitman, countering pro-Brown ads featuring other police and fire groups that have endorsed him.