Meg Whitman: False Advertising?

From the Los Angeles Times:

The source cited in a Meg Whitman advertisement said Saturday that his claim that taxes were higher after Jerry Brown’s two terms as governor was inaccurate.

“… I was wrong when I said that ‘state taxes were still higher’ during his last year than when he began. In fact, they were a bit lower,” Brooks Jackson, whose 1992 CNN report has been cited by the Whitman campaign, wrote in a post on FactCheck.org. Jackson, who founded the organization after leaving CNN, said he used the wrong year as a baseline in his calculations.

…When the ad debuted Thursday, the Brown campaign protested that taxes were lower after he finished his second term in 1983 compared to when he took office in 1975, and on Friday, the state Department of Finances confirmed that to be true.

The Brown for Governor campaign today fired back at Meg Whitman’s latest false attack against Attorney General Jerry Brown’s record.

“This is just more of the same from Meg Whitman. The kind of nasty and cynical attacks that are the foundation of voter disgust with today’s politics,” said Brown campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford. “She can continue to slash at Jerry Brown’s record with her fiction. We will continue to respond with the facts.”

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