Whitman, Brown prep for final debate

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California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown

California’s two major party candidates for governor face off in their third and final debate tomorrow night.

Polls show voters care most about jobs and the economy. But charges Republican Meg Whitman knowingly hired an undocumented immigrant dominated the news last week.

Claremont McKenna College government professor Jack Pitney says Whitman needs to change the subject at tomorrow’s debate. “It’s something that she needs to do. Every day that she is talking about the housekeeper issue is a day that she is not talking about the economy."

Pitney says Democrat Jerry Brown has a different mission during the debate. “He needs to talk about traditional Democratic concerns such as the environment and protection of the less fortunate.”

The debate is at Dominican University in San Rafael in Northern California. Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw will moderate it.

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