Ads Criticize Republican Attorney General Candidate
Jerry Brown, the Democratic candidate for state attorney general, on Thursday launched a television advertising campaign criticizing opponent Sen. Charles Poochigian's (R-Fresno) opposition to abortion rights and stem cell research, among other issues, the Los Angeles Times reports. Brown is the mayor of Oakland and a former California governor.
In one of the ads, Kathy Kneer, president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, says Poochigian wants to ban abortion and overturn Roe vs. Wade.
The Times reports that another ad showing a picture of President Bush and Poochigian "suggests [Poochigian] cannot be trusted to protect abortion rights, defend stem cell research, safeguard the public from dangerous weapons and guard the environment" (Bailey, Los Angeles Times, 9/15).