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Meg Whitman's Spanish-language ads mark general election pivot

June 17, 2010 | 10:42 am

During the Republican gubernatorial primary, Meg Whitman responded to her rival, Steve Poizner, by enforcing her opposition to amnesty for illegal immigrants. She even went so far as to enlist former Gov. Pete Wilson, who declared Whitman "tough as nails" on the issue.

But that was then.

Now, Whitman is on the air with two new Spanish-language ads, and Wilson is nowhere to be found. Instead, the ads discuss Whitman's opposition to Arizona's immigration law and to Proposition 187, the 1994 measure backed by, you guessed it, Pete Wilson.

You can see one of the new ads below. The audio from the ad is running during Thursday's World Cup broadcast on Spanish-language radio.

-- Anthony York