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September 30, 2010

Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman blasted Democrat Jerry Brown today for what she said is his campaign’s involvement in the controversy involving Whitman’s former housekeeper.

Citing a report in which KTVU’s Randy Shandobil said Brown’s campaign told the Bay Area TV station two weeks ago that it had heard a rumor Whitman had “housekeeper problems,” Whitman spokeswoman Andrea Jones Rivera said in a written statement that “this is part of a coordinated effort to smear Meg Whitman.”

Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford said Wednesday that the campaign had heard rumors about the controversy. He said the campaign was not involved in propagating it and did not coordinate with the housekeeper, Nicky Diaz Santillan, or her lawyer, Gloria Allred.

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