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Paul Rodriguez, a comedian and political activist with strong ties to the Latino community, endorsed Meg Whitman’s gubernatorial bid today.
Rodriguez, whose political activity is centered in the Central Valley, chairs the California Latino Water Coalition, a group closely aligned with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that was active during last year’s water policy debates.
The endorsement comes one day after a poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times and the University of Southern California showed Democratic nominee Jerry Brown leading Whitman among Latinos by 19 points.
Rodriguez called Whitman an “independent thinking candidate who is committed to what we care about most: jobs and education” in a statement released by the campaign. He also praised her efforts to reach out to Latino voters; though she trailed Brown in the recent poll, Whitman is thought to be outperforming expectations for a Republican courting the Democrat-leaning voting bloc.
Comment: This race is getting ugly.