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Politics Verbatim Launches to Track CA Candidates’ Verbiage

They said what? Well, now there is a place to go to find that out. Yes, Meg Whitman has said she’ll only sink $150 million of her own money into running for governor of California. She spent $70 million on the primary. So someone should keep track of all the stuff she says. Jerry Brown is a Renaissance Man of public office. He’s been a governor, then a mayor, then a attorney general. He’s said some stuff too.

Meet Politics Verbatim:

In the first of her many television ads released over the last few months, Meg Whitman intoned that politicians should “say what we mean” and “mean what we say.”

We agree.

That’s why California Watch and the Center for Investigative Reporting today are launching Politics Verbatim: a new project designed to hold California’s two major gubernatorial candidates accountable in the most straightforward way possible: by collecting and categorizing the promises, proposals, arguments and attacks that they make on the campaign trail.

How many journos and oppo researchers’ jobs just got a little easier?

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