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Jerry Brown Agrees Whitman A "Whore" Over Pension Battle?

CBS: An aide to Attorney General Jerry Brown can be overheard on an audio tape released Thursday evening referring to Meg Whitman, Brown’s rival for Governor, as "a whore."

The quote refers to Whitman’s stance on pension reform.

The Brown camp was responding to Whitman’s cutting a deal to protect police pensions as the two vie for police endorsements.

According to the LA Times, Brown left a voicemail message for Scott Rate, a union official. Brown apparently believed he had hung up the phone, but the connection remained intact and the voice mail machine captured an ensuing conversation between Brown and his aides.

A second male voice can be heard saying, of the deal-making, “What about saying she’s a whore?”

Brown replies: “Well, I’m going to use that. It proves you’ve cut a secret deal to protect the pensions.”

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