(CNN) - The Republican nominee for California governor is leveling with voters.
Over the weekend Meg Whitman released a minute-long ad reintroducing herself to California voters.
"I know many of you see this election as an unhappy choice between a longtime politician with no plan for the future and a billionaire with no government experience," Whitman says in the spot. "Well, let me tell you my story."
The former eBay CEO, who faces off in November against state Attorney General Jerry Brown, a former two-term Democratic governor who is his party's nominee, looks straight at the camera and explains her "California dream," a line she's used quite often on the campaign trail.
"Our problems are tough, but so am I," Whitman says. "If you want more of the same in Sacramento, vote for my opponent. But if you want to get California moving again, I'm ready, are you?"
Brown campaign spokesman Sterling Clifford responded to the ad.
"Meg Whitman, a self-confessed billionaire with no government experience, decided to reintroduce herself one more time to voters," Clifford said in a statement. "She can soften the music and adopt new three-part talking points, but the results for Californians will be the same."
The ad, which is currently running statewide, comes as new poll numbers released Sunday indicate Whitman trailing Brown by 13 points.
The winner in November will succeed Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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