Aggressive TV ad phase begins for Poizner

The aggressive phase of Steve Poizner’s campaign is now upon us. The Insurance Commissioner, who is running 50 points behind Meg Whitman, billionaire ex-CEO of eBay, in the polls, is starting to hammer away at an issue he thinks will resonate among Republican primary voters: illegal immigration. Here’s his new ad, a statewide buy that will appear on broadcast and cable television.

The Whitman campaign’s response:
“Not only is Meg 100 percent against amnesty, but Steve Poizner is attacking the very policies that he praised in 2008,” said spokeswoman Sarah Pompei. “It’s dishonest and it’s just the latest reason Californians can’t trust Steve Poizner.”

Steven Harmon