Capitol Alert
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September 13, 2010

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is firing back at rival Meg Whitman’s new ad, which uses a now-discredited attack former President Bill Clintonlaunched when the two vied for their party’s presidential nomination in 1992.

“Meg Whitman, she stops at nothing, she’s even got Clinton lying about me,” he told a crowd at a weekend campaign event, according to a video recording posted online.

Brown, who brawled with Clinton during the 1992 campaign, also took some swipes at the former president, with a sharp-tongued reference to the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.

“I mean, Clinton’s a nice guy, but who ever said he always told the truth?” he quipped.

“I did not have taxes with this state,” he jabbed, invoking Clinton’s “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” defense to the Lewinsky allegations.

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