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Looks Like Meg Whitman Bought Off Mike Murphy

(Newser) - Political consultant Mike Murphy has been much sought-after by candidates vying to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger—including both Meg Whitman and her opponent in the GOP primary, Steve Poizner. So it's curious that Whitman's financial disclosure report for 2009 recorded an investment of more than $1 million in Tools Down!, a... More »

Whitman, Fiorina Win Calif. GOP Primaries

Former eBay chief to face Jerry Brown in gubernatorial race

(Newser) - Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman will face off against Jerry Brown in the race to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California. Whitman—who poured tens of millions of dollars of her money into her bid to win the GOP nomination—defeated state insurance commissioner Steve Poizner, a fellow tech... More »

Ad Accuses Meg Whitman of Pushing Porn

Opponent Steve Poizner paints eBay as smut marketplace

(Newser) - Even Meg Whitman's opponents in the California governor's race agree that she led eBay to greatness—as a smut market. A new ad created by Republican Steve Poizner's campaign says when Whitman took the helm, she scrubbed guns from the site but created a separate hardcore-porn division that became one... More »

Jerry Brown to Toss Hat in Calif. Governor's Race

Democrat's team making 'big announcement' this morning

(Newser) - Jerry Brown is set to make it official today and announce his candidacy for governor of California. Brown—derided as Gov. Moonbeam by critics when he ran the state from 1975 to 1983—will be the sole Democrat in the race and will be facing off against either former eBay... More »

Whitman, Poizner Pour Cash Into California Primary

But neither of them is even leading the GOP slugfest for gov

(Newser) - A pair of super-rich Republicans are ladling millions of their own dollars into the California gubernatorial primary, even though they’re both behind in the polls. This week Steve Poizner pulled $15 million out of his wallet for his run at the governor’s office, the San Francisco Chronicle reports,... More »

Whitman Skipped Voting Due to 'Family Demands'

But that's no excuse, admits former GOP favorite for Calif. gov race

(Newser) - Wanna-be California governor and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman says she skipped voting for 28 years because of her family and her hubby's work. "I was focused on raising a family, on my husband's career, and we moved many, many times," she told reporters. "It is no... More »

Tech Tycoons to Battle for California's Top Job

Silicon Valley vet Steve Poizner preparing to take on Whitman in GOP primary

(Newser) - Ex-eBay boss Meg Whitman is the early favorite to win the GOP nomination for California governor but another tech billionaire is looking like an increasingly serious contender, the Wall Street Journal reports. Silicon Valley veteran Steven Poizner is currently third, behind former Congressman Tom Campbell, but his pockets are much... More »

Who Replaces Arnold? 'Entertaining' Race Unfolds

(Newser) - Sure, California's going through a little financial Armageddon, but that's not keeping candidates from lining up to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is prevented by term limits from running in 2010. In the New York Times magazine, Mark Leibovitch takes a look at the eclectic field, which includes Jerry Brown ("... More »

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