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Gavin Newsom television ad hits John Cox on gun issues

Democrat Gavin Newsom is airing an ad that criticizes Republican John Cox on gun issues. Both are running for California governor.
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Democrat Gavin Newsom is airing an ad that criticizes Republican John Cox on gun issues. Both are running for California governor.

Voting has started in California's June 5 statewide primary election, and the political ads are coming in waves.

Each election season, reporters at The Sacramento Bee analyze a selection of political advertisements to determine their truthfulness. The ads — on television or radio, in your mailbox and on your social media feed — are touting some candidates and dredging up the pasts of others.

Here are five:

Democratic congressional candidate's ad could lead to false impressions

Ad misleads on romantic affairs of Newsom, Villaraigosa

Gavin Newsom's latest ad attacking Republican on gun issue is mostly accurate

Facebook, Instagram ads target Gavin Newsom over past relationships with women

Did Antonio Villaraigosa help a murderer? Video is misleading

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