Oct 13, 2010 /EIN Presswire/ – In the California gubernatorial debate between Jerry Brown (D) and Meg Whitman (R), the candidates debated the issues, but also took the opportunity to land a few jabs.

To answer for the leaked recording of one of his campaign staffers calling Whitman a “whore,” Brown reaffirmed his apology for the remark of his staff while downplaying the relevance of the tape; however, Whitman said the slur was an example of his insensitivity to women.

Whitman took her hits in regard to her voting record as she admitted she has not cast a ballot in over 20 years, an act she called a mistake.

The two candidates for the governor’s mansion disagreed over how to fix the struggling economy of California, where employment is currently the highest in the nation at 12.5%. Brown plans to cut the state budget by 15%; Whitman proposed capital gains taxes as a means to repair the state economy.

Despite her personal investment of over $100 million in the campaign, Whitman trails Brown by double-digits, according to recent polls.

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