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CA-Gov: Whitman’s housekeeper controversy reveals history of “talking out of both sides of her mouth” on immigration. Immigration became the hottest issue in the California gubernatorial race last week, as controversy raged over Republican candidate Meg Whitman’s treatment of undocumented former housekeeper Nicky Díaz Santillan, and Whitman and Democratic nominee Jerry Brown squared off in a Univisión-sponsored debate at California State University-Fresno. During the debate, Brown accused Whitman of “talking out of both sides of her mouth” on the immigration issue, echoing a Spanish-language SEIU ad which hit the airwaves last week saying she “says one thing in Spanish, and something else when speaking English.” The ad points to her history of doubletalk and flip-flopping on immigration. A Los Angeles Times/USC/Latino Decisions poll conducted before the scandal broke showed that Latino voters favored Brown by a 19-point margin—but that many newly naturalized voters were undecided. Now, Latino Decisions wonders: will they make up their minds after last week?
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