Yesterday Meg Whitmanpaid former housekeeper Nicandra Díaz Santillán $5,500 to settle their dispute over unpaid wages. Whitman's rep insists she's innocent but, "This is simply the most practical and cost effective way to put the issue to rest."
Since January 1, 161,203 ads have aired targeting Speaker Nancy Pelosi. They cost a total of $65 million, a record-breaking figure, according to CNN. That managed to topple Pelosi's majority, if not her leadership. Money was less effective elsewhere.
Though Sarah Palin is making the rounds in California this weekend, appearances with Palin-endorsed Senate candidate Carly Fiorina and gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman aren't on the agenda. Apparently, conservative popularity has its downsides, even for Palin. [Salon]
An aide to California Democratic candidate Jerry Brown was caught on tape suggesting that they call opponent Meg Whitman a whore over a perceived concession on police pensions. Unsurprisingly, this is turning into a problem.