05/28/2010 10:26 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Meg Whitman Wrongly Denies Campaign Ads Don't Show Border Fence (VIDEO)

California GOP gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman found herself in an embarrassing position this week when she touted the fact that her campaign had not been politicizing the issue of illegal immigration -- only to find out the opposite.

"You haven't seen an ad from me with the border fence," Whitman said in an interview with Politico's Jonathan Martin. "That has been Steve's campaign," she said, referring to her GOP primary opponent, Steve Poizner.

Only problem is, she's wrong. The former eBay CEO had, in fact, used the image of a border fence in one of her television spots that have been blanketing the airwaves in the Golden State. More from Politico:

"I don't think so," Whitman replied.

It fell to the candidate's press secretary to settle the dispute, correcting the boss and confirming the fence image.

Check out Whitman's ad: