From the Chronicle:
Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has spent millions courting Latino voters - more than any Republican candidate in California history. And for a time, she was peeling some of those votes away from her Democratic rival, Jerry Brown. No longer. Whitman's firing of an undocumented immigrant housekeeper who worked for her for nine years, and her handling of the controversy after the employment was disclosed, has damaged her standing among Latinos, a new poll finds.... "Among Latinos, it wasn't so much that Whitman fired her," said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine and expert on the Latino electorate. "It was that she didn't take responsibility for her actions afterward."

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