Former eBay chief Meg Whitman wants to know if California Attorney General Jerry Brown is using state resources in his gubernatorial campaign against her.
The Republican nominee for governor filed a public records request seeking detailed information on her Democratic rival’s activities.
Whitman spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said the request seeks Brown's schedule and use of Department of Justice resources “to make sure that he’s not using the attorney general’s office to keep himself in the spotlight for this campaign."
Like most elected officials who run for another office, Brown’s stepped up his official public appearances. Has he stepped over the line and used government resources to campaign?
Brown spokesman Sterling Clifford said of course not.
"I think Jerry Brown has been an active attorney general," Clifford said. "He has pursued the people’s interests going after corrupt mortgage brokers and even going after serial killers and those things are very often newsworthy.”
Those headlines come in handy in a campaign against one of the richest women in the world for the state’s top office.