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Ad of the day: Brown gets Whitman to endorse him (sort of)

A new ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown takes Republican Meg Whitman's own words and turns them into a make-shift endorsement.

The ad shows video of Whitman saying, "You know, thirty years ago, anything was possible in this state." The ad goes silent and shows text on screen reading, "Who was governor 30 years ago? Jerry Brown." An announcer goes on to tout Brown's accomplishments as governor and then goes back to video of Whitman saying, "I mean, it's why I came to California so many years ago." The ad is simple and, paired with a previous ad that shows Whitman and current California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) repeatedly saying the exact same thing, the ad could help make the difference for Brown in a tight race.

In other ad news:

- The National Republican Senatorial Committee has taken a web video to the airwaves to go after Democratic Senate candidate Jack Conway in Kentucky. The video is a shorter mash-up of media figures echoing Democrats' disapproval of Conway's "Aqua Buddha" ad.

- An ad from Democratic Senate candidate and sitting Governor Joe Manchin of West Virginia goes after his Republican opponent John Raese with video clips of Raese saying, as the ad puts it, "crazy" things. In one of the clips Raese says, "We need one thousand laser systems put in the sky, and we need it right now."

- Nevada Senate candidate Sharron Angle, after denying that previous ads were about Latino immigrants, sets one at the El Paso border.

- Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) targets Democrats in a new ad, saying Scott McAdams is too liberal and too inexperienced.

-- And Lincoln Chafee, independent gubernatorial candidate in Rhode Island, runs an ad featuring Barack Obama the day after the Democratic nominee told the president to "shove it."

By Emi Kolawole  | October 26, 2010; 9:19 AM ET
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Comments

By far, the best ad I have seen this year because no one was going after anyone and no one was lying about each other. Thank you, Whitman, for the glowing admission that CA was great when Brown was in office.

Posted by: carolo43 | October 27, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

By far, the best ad I have seen this year because no one was going after anyone and no one was lying about each other. Thank you, Whitman, for the glowing admission that CA was great when Brown was in office.

Posted by: carolo43 | October 27, 2010 11:54 AM | Report abuse

Brown may not have as much money as Whitman, but he's making great use of what he does have. That might just be the most powerful ad of this entire election cycle.

Posted by: Coloradem1 | October 26, 2010 10:25 AM | Report abuse

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