Goldman Sachs becomes GOP issue in Calif. governor race

Democrats aren't the only ones using their opponents' connections to Wall Street as a political attack.

California gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner is up with a new TV spot that attacks his GOP primary rival Meg Whitman for making "easy money" with Goldman Sachs's "vulture funds, profiting from California foreclosures." The ad features some graphic footage of an actual vulture ripping flesh off a carcass.

The 30-second spot, which is airing statewide on cable and broadcast, also notes that executives at the investment bank donated $100,000 to Whitman's campaign.

Stevens & Schriefer Group is creating TV spots for Poizner's campaign.

The Whitman camp called the ad a "distortion."

"This type of pathetic distortion is exactly what Republicans expect from Team Brown and it's convincing evidence that Steve Poizner has joined it," Whitman spokeswoman Sarah Pompei said in a statement. "The truth is that Jerry Brown's union allies and Steve Poizner will say and do anything to try and defeat Meg Whitman who is the only fiscal conservative running for Governor."

(Updated at 11:38 a.m.)