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Whitman & Brown’s last dance before election day

California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown
California gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown
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In the midst of sensational media boomerangs, from Housekeepergate to charges of Meg Whitman’s sexual promiscuity, Gubernatorial candidates Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown prepare to face off tonight in their third and final debate. Since they last debated, a meeting that focused heavily on the fallout from Whitman’s housekeeper controversy, California passed a budget that was over 100 days late, using some questionable accounting gimmicks in the process—will either candidate lay out a specific plan to fix the state’s persistent financial problems? Patt previews the evening with moderator Tom Brokaw and asks you what you want to hear addressed in a political season that’s turned invectively personal despite an abundance of very real and pressing issues, from immigration reform to harnessing a massive an unwieldy budget deficit.


Tom Brokaw, moderator of tonight’s third and final gubernatorial debate between candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman; retired NBC news anchor

Frank Stoltze, KPCC political reporter