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Money rules and California politics

Republican gubernatorial nomination hopeful and former congressman Tom Campbell speaks at the Orange County Forum on October 14, 2009 in Irvine, California.
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Republican gubernatorial nomination hopeful and former congressman Tom Campbell speaks at the Orange County Forum on October 14, 2009 in Irvine, California.

California GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Campbell pulled his television advertising on Tuesday as the primary race inches to a close. Campbell states he will rely on Internet appeals and phone calls to win GOP votes while his opponent Carly Fiorina continues to spend millions of dollars on her campaign, shooting her ahead in the polls. What might happen in result of Campbell's pulled ads? Is he admitting defeat? Meanwhile in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Meg Whitman's campaign has put over $80 million into the race and Steve Poizner has spent over $24 million. How much does money matter in California politics?

California GOP candidate for U.S. Senate Tom Campbell pulled his television advertising on Tuesday as the primary race inches to a close. Campbell states he will rely on Internet appeals and phone calls to win GOP votes while his opponent Carly Fiorina continues to spend millions of dollars on her campaign, shooting her ahead in the polls. What might happen in result of Campbell's pulled ads? Is he admitting defeat? Meanwhile in the Republican gubernatorial primary, Meg Whitman's campaign has put over $80 million into the race and Steve Poizner has spent over $24 million. How much does money matter in California politics?

Guests:

Bob Stern, President, Center for Governmental Studies

Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California and soon-to-be Chairman of the California Fair Political Practices Commission

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