Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
June 30, 2010

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.

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