July 9, 2010

KNOWING WHICH SIDE YOUR BREAD IS MANTEQUIILLAED ON:

Whitman's new billboards in Spanish: I'm against Prop 187, AZ law (Joe Garofoli, July 07 2010, SF Gate)

The billboard, spotted on Highway 99 about 2 miles north of Earlimart in Tulare County, says:

"NO a la Proposicion 187 y NO a la Ley de Arizona -- Meg Whitman."

Thomas Holyoke, an associate professor of political science at California State University-Fresno, told us that according to Wednesday's Field Poll, Whitman's outreach is paying early dividends.

It appears to have helped, Holyoke said, that Whitman said she would have opposed Arizona controversial new immigration law. She said that even as GOP primary rival Steve Poizner was veering hard right on immigration.

"That Arizona law is something that appears to be resonating with Latino voters, Holyoke said.

As we told you about a while back -- and again during our rundown of this week's Field Poll on the guv's race -- Whitman is trying to distance herself from her campaign chair's Pete Wilson's championing of Prop 187. Her campaign has acknowledged the Republicans haven't done a good job reaching out to Latinos.


Posted by Orrin Judd at July 9, 2010 5:53 AM
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