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Picketers target Meg Whitman's East L.A. campaign office

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Picketers outside Meg Whitman's new East L.A. campaign office


A crowd mobilized by labor unions picketed the opening today of gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman's East L.A. campaign office, chanting "Meg, you're fake!" and criticizing the Republican candidate's tough stance on illegal immigration, 89.3 KPCC reports. Whitman discussed her plans to create jobs and other campaign details during the opening event.

The former eBay CEO, who has been courting Latino voters, has faced criticism from Latino and union groups for simultaneously campaigning on an immigration platform that includes tighter border security, a ban on admissions of undocumented students to state colleges and universities, and a stated opposition to bilingual education.

A Whitman ad targeting Latino voters, via YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN7AobRGIN4

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