Whitman Gouging Press for Travel

Calif. candidate charging journos $2K for day—sans hotel
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 29, 2010 6:02 AM CDT
In this Oct. 25, 2010 file photo, California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman signs autographs during a campaign stop in Thousand Oaks, Calif.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
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(Newser) – Meg Whitman is charging reporters huge sums to travel with the candidate during her campaign's final days, notes Carla Marinucci in the San Francisco Chronicle: One day will cost members of the press “a whopping $1,350,” but that’s small change compared to another day’s “astronomical $2,050.” That’s compared to the $700 a day opponent Jerry Brown is charging—and unlike Whitman, he’s including hotels.

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