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Brown Campaign Apologizes for Offensive Comment

Saturday, 09 Oct 2010 07:50 AM


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The campaign of California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown is apologizing to Republican Meg Whitman after an aide referred to her as a "whore" because of her attempt to curry favor with a law enforcement union.

The comment was caught on a voicemail Brown left for an official at the Los Angeles Police Protective League after the group endorsed Whitman. The recording captured a conversation after Brown apparently thought he had hung up.

Whitman has promoted 401(k)-style pensions for government employees except current public safety workers. On the tape, Brown says that's the reason Whitman won the endorsement.

As they discuss whether to run an ad, an aide who appears to be a woman says, "What about saying she's a whore?" Brown campaign manager Steven Glazer issued a statement apologizing.

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