Los Angeles, CA — The Democratic rivals for governor have faced off in the second of their three scheduled debates.
State Treasurer Phil Angelides accused Controller Steve Westly of inflating his accomplishments during Wednesday night´s debate in Los Angeles. Westly took a few jabs at Angelides´ past as a developer, accusing him of ducking questions on the environment.
Angelides repeatedly challenged Westly´s claim that he brought in $3.5 billion for the state through a tax amnesty program, saying some government figures showed it closer to $1 billion.
Polls show Westly with a double-digit lead, though half the likely voters in the June sixth primary have not yet made up their minds.
The two will face off again next week in their final debate set for San Francisco.