In recent weeks, the California gubernatorial race between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman has gotten increasingly personal: In October, one of Brown's associates was inadvertently caught on tape referring to Whitman as a "whore."
The remarks, which were captured on the answering machine of the Los Angeles Police Protective League when Brown failed to completely hang up the phone, are below:
BROWN: "Do we want to put an ad out? That I've been warned that if I crack down on pensions, they'll go to Whitman, because they know Whitman will give 'em, will cut them a deal, but I won't."
AIDE: "What about saying she's a whore?"
BROWN: "Well, I'm going to use that," he says. "It proves you've cut a secret deal to protect the pensions."