July 19th, 2010
03:41 PM ET
12 years ago

Whitman's new ad aimed at Latino kids

Washington (CNN) – Chasing Latino votes in the neck and neck California race for governor, Republican candidate Meg Whitman's new Spanish language ad details a better, brighter future for California's Latino kids.

Whitman's new ad, "Mejor EducaciĆ³n," or "Better Education", highlights her stance on education and the importance of education for Latino children.

"California has been blessed with the most beautiful natural resources in the world. But our most important resource is our young people," says Whitman in the ad.

The campaign is a self-professed effort to reach out to California's Latino voters, according to a Whitman campaign press release. Whitman's outdoor campaign also includes billboards and bus stop advertisements.

"The Latino kids attending public schools in California today will be tomorrow's doctors, engineers, businessmen and teachers," said Whitman. "I want them to have the opportunity to go as far in life as their God-given talent will take them."

The state-wide ad will run on Spanish language stations such as Telemundo, Univision, and Telefutura.

Whitman released two other Spanish language television ads last month on immigration, and the California job market.

Hector Barajas, spokesman for the Whitman campaign told CNN in a statement "We continue our effort to communicate with Spanish speaking voters. The first two ads were in Spanish, this one is a bilingual ad, and it complements our effort to not take any group for granted."

The Brown campaign responded to the ad in a statement saying, "What she doesn't say is that she opposes bilingual education, she favors removing undocumented students from California's colleges and universities and she would deny services to children of undocumented workers – including education."

The latest poll shows California Attorney General and Democratic nominee Jerry Brown ahead with 44 percent to Whitman's 43 percent.

Filed under: 2010 • California • Meg Whitman
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. carlos

    do not pander to us the latinos, you are done with us............good bye for good....ADIOS

    July 19, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. chelka

    Better education in America means learning to communicate in English and Whitman should begin by publishing her political ads in ENGLISH.

    Politicians should lead and Whitman now shows she will not lead.

    July 19, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  3. Some More Equal than Others

    Peerhaps we should ask Meg Whitman:

    WHICH Latinos have a brighter future in HER California?

    All Latinos?

    Or only those who pass her 'litmus test'?

    Just putting some Spanish words on an ad aren't going to fool the voters who KNOW how Whitman feels about 'equality for all', namely.....she only believes in 'equality for SOME'.....

    July 19, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. ME, Minneapolis, MN

    What her add also fails to mention is that she only needs Hispanics help until the day of the election.

    July 19, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Victim of GOP Taliban

    Perfect...that's a great fit considering Whitman's 2-faced policy of hypocrisy. She want to gut the state public education budget...at the same token claim she wants "Better Education". Guess she will also try her eBay biz model of outsourcing teacher jobs to Commie China or make families pay for to ship their kids there.

    July 19, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  6. Don

    I hope all the young people in every state become the best that they can for the rest of the people around them. It is expected of all of us for the common good! Opps...that sounds like socialism....we can't have that coming out of a Republican's mouth! Just wait until Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, and other Conservatives get wind of this. Lol. You have to be the laughing stock, Mrs. Whitman! This what we Democrats believe in!

    July 19, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  7. tcaros

    Is this woman related to that idiot Christine "Todd" Whitman? Do you remember that idiot testifying about telling New Yorkers the air was safe to breathe? What another dumb Republican!

    July 19, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  8. Laverne

    Ahhh the smell of desperation in the air! I hope Latinos don't fall for this trip. She could care less about anybody but her rich buddies and her rich self!

    July 19, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  9. chris24

    anyone who votes for this skank deserves
    to get the hell out of california.

    mayb they could go to alaska and live
    with sarah palin. (if she still lives there)

    July 19, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  10. Lance

    Actions are louder than political words. What was her position on Sonia Sotomayor being appointed to the supreme court? I don't know but that would be enlightening for Latinos, more than empty promises.

    And yes Republicans all the arse kissing in the world won't help with Latinos if you didn't support the very competent women for the Supreme Court.

    July 19, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Does she mention that in her flip-flopping messages it may be a better life without thier parents? Or is there an astrik saying unless they are deported under her stron immigration stance?
    I know all that she says is a bunch of bull since ehr position has changed several times on the issue. Hopefully the community is well enoug informed to see throughthe latest Whitman lie.

    July 19, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. raingirl2

    Whitman unlike the rest of the idiots running for reelection or election are only using the hispanic vote to get to where they want to go and that is to congress or a governorship lol Americans are sick of illegal alien adults and their illegal children wait and see what these new talking heads are doing on the day they win their prize they will talk lots of crap about how the illegals are destroying America the only ones who will continue to beat the amnesty drum will be Hispanics or those who are still waiting to win office this is funny. we will not tolerate another amnesty of any kind shape of form no matter who wants its this is the legal citizens America not the 535 congressmen/women, the president and the goon squad that masquerades as leaders and truth holders and enforcers of the law.there will never ba amnesty given by this president or any other that is political suicide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    July 19, 2010 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  13. antonioze

    Again WHITMAN IS FLIP-FLOPPING!!! First she comes out strong against illegal immigrants, now she is kissing up to their children. The reason education is so bad here in California, is because we have been paying for the education of illegal immigrants children for years. They refuse to learn the language so our schools have had to add expensive English as a second language programs to cater to them. Our state is broke because of the programs that Illegal immigrants can qualify for. WHITMAN IS NO BETTER THAN BROWN!!!!!

    July 19, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. jbcal

    Meg Whitless is Arnold minus the steroids.

    July 19, 2010 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  15. LibbyinTexas

    OOO, I love all the liberals comign out and voicing our opinion. We need to make sure that our voice of reason is louder and more united than the voice of hate coming from the TeaBaggers and the Repugs. She only wants thier votes until she is in office and she will move very quickly like the idiot in Virginia to turn the ship. She will quickly boot the kids from public school so as to improve the scores of the CA school system, she will deport illegals and their kids, she will cut off medical care to those in need, we can all go on and on.

    July 19, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  16. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Ms. Whitman must think that Latinos do not understand any English. How else could she come up with a Spanish spot talking about how the people are a great resource and at the same time come out in support of Arizona's new law.

    July 19, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Victim of GOP Taliban

    "Meg Whitless is Arnold minus the steroids"

    Exactly well said jbcal. Even a lot of Republicans admit such. She is probably 100x worse than Arnold...to the point where some Republicans actually would prefer Jerry Brown win.

    July 19, 2010 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  18. Jimbo (The Real One)

    Liberals are poison.
    Nice try dufus, he said it. And he also said about his "muslim faith."
    Another apologist for the worst president this country has ever had.
    BTW, he's your president not mine, I didn't vote for him. I'm a third generation American, family came here legally; my family never owned slaves and I don't owe anybody reparations. Put that in your bong and puff on it.
    Wow, I think I am speaking for most of the people posting here when I say that it is too bad that "closing the borders" (like people like you advocate) didn't happen just before your ancestors showed up...!

    July 19, 2010 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  19. Darth Vadik, CA

    Meg thinks that just because Lations are some of the hardest workers in the world, they are dumb and don't pay attention,


    you're in for a rude awakening Meg, don't even bother pandering to Lations. They are riding the this Burro and not your elephant for a long time.

    July 19, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |