NOTEBOOK: MCCLINTOCK AD AIMS AT 'SPENDING LOBBY'.Byline: Staff and Wire Services
Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Tom McClintock Thomas Miller "Tom" McClintock (born July 10, 1956 in White Plains, New York) is a California State Senator. He ran for Governor of California in the 2003 California recall election of Gray Davis and finished third out of 135 candidates with 13.5% of the overall vote. , R- Thousand Oaks Thousand Oaks, residential city (1990 pop. 104,352), Ventura co., S Calif., in a farm area; inc. 1964. Avocados, citrus, vegetables, strawberries, and nursery products are grown. , will begin airing his first TV ads today in the Central Valley and expects to start broadcasting them next week in Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, .
Although the ad doesn't mention front-runners Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, it takes a swipe at each of them as the announcer declares: ``We must have a governor who knows every inch of this government - and who stands willing to challenge the spending lobby that controls it.''
Outside the box
Independent candidate Arianna Huffington launched her first ad of the campaign by appealing to disillusioned dis·il·lu·sion
tr.v. dis·il·lu·sioned, dis·il·lu·sion·ing, dis·il·lu·sions
To free or deprive of illusion.
1. The act of disenchanting.
2. The condition or fact of being disenchanted. , disenfranchised voters who don't vote.
Set to New Age music, the ad calls on the 13 million eligible voters who didn't vote last year to go to the polls for a new California.
``It's not a question of right or left, it's a question of right or wrong,'' she says. ``Now is the time to think outside the box, before we put our votes inside it.''
Republican Schwarzenegger pledged not to take money from special interests, but many with money are lining up to give him some.
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Meanwhile, five big fund-raising functions from $1,000 a plate to $10,000 a plate are planned around the Bay Area.
Some of the 135 candidates on the Oct. 7 recall ballot have Web sites that promote their candidacy and offer, or have links to, sites promoting merchandise or services.
The Web site for sex film actress Mary Carey, the candidate whose platform includes taxing breast implants Breast Implants Definition
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Carlsbad author and candidate Warren Farrell's site allows Web surfers to buy one of his books promoting male rights.
And an Internet search finds ``Diff'rent Strokes'' kid star and candidate Gary Coleman products, including ``Gary, Not Gray'' thong underwear. The site states: ``He's the most fitting gubernatorial candidate for California. This thong says so. Get yours today!''