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Whitman Ends California Tour With Romney, McCain
CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 24 APRIL 2010 | AP

Posted on 04/24/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ―

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman wrapped up a week of fundraising Friday with help from some big GOP names while facing protests about the amount of money she is spending on her quest for California's highest office.

Whitman's political mentor, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, joined her at a donors-only luncheon in Sacramento, where tickets started at $1,000 and went up to $25,900.

In the evening, Whitman ended her weeklong fundraising tour at a gala in Redwood City with Romney, former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz.

Both events attracted about 100 protesters organized by the California Nurses Association.

The union says the billionaire candidate, who already has given her campaign $59 million from her personal fortune, wants to buy her way into office and crown herself queen of California. Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay, has said she is willing to spend $150 million on her campaign.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: ca2010; california; gomez; gomez4obama; mccain; nomorerinos; rinos; rinosonparade; romney; romney4obama; romney4obamacare; romneycare; romneymarriage; whitman; whitman4obama

1 posted on 04/24/2010 8:37:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

ROTFLMAO! This trio should make some heads explode...


2 posted on 04/24/2010 8:40:34 AM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

And that’s all you really need to know about Meg.


3 posted on 04/24/2010 8:40:42 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: rlmorel

Three pigs in a blanket!


4 posted on 04/24/2010 8:41:07 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: 70th Division

Three blind mice.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 8:42:00 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
The democrat lite wing of the party and their sheep followers are useless!
6 posted on 04/24/2010 8:45:15 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
If McClintock says Poizner's good, that works for me.

It's funny how Meg's campaign is now saying, "Poizner has decided to "stop telling the truth." Do they acknowledge then that he has been telling the truth?

Meg, you stick to marketing, don't you? I hope you never have to actually run something.

7 posted on 04/24/2010 8:45:52 AM PDT by stboz
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RINO nesting ground.


8 posted on 04/24/2010 8:48:06 AM PDT by Tarpon ( ...Rude crude socialist Obama depends on ignorance to force his will on people)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I have been seeing Whitman ads caling Poizner a Rino. Oh the irony. I have to think who do we vote for Rino 1(poizner) or Rino 2(whitman).

What great choices we have. /sarc

9 posted on 04/24/2010 8:49:32 AM PDT by ocr1 (really?.. Really?)
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To: Tarpon

10 posted on 04/24/2010 8:51:55 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well, you can only get what you can get in California. But that said, could you pick two bigger spending LOSERS than Romney and McCain for advice?


11 posted on 04/24/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Dumb, dumber, dumbest,

But which is which?


12 posted on 04/24/2010 9:02:01 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (No Romney,No Mark Kirk (Illinois), not now, not ever!)
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To: DaxtonBrown
Look, if she beats Governor Moonbeam and restores some sense of accountability to California's train wreck, we should be thankful for what we get. It's a bad sign about that state's party leadership when they keep Palin at arm's length and invite the same old November Criminals who got us into this mess in the first place.

If Meg doesn't, well, then the state goes insolvent.

Personally, I wish McClintock had run. He'd have had the stones to invite Palin in for a series of rallies.

Best,

Chris

13 posted on 04/24/2010 9:02:14 AM PDT by section9
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To: section9
Whitman's political mentor, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, joined her at a donors-only luncheon in Sacramento, where tickets started at $1,000 and went up to $25,900.

In the evening, Whitman ended her weeklong fundraising tour at a gala in Redwood City with Romney, former Republican presidential nominee John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State George Shultz.

Oh, yeah, Meg. That's gettin' out there and pressing the flesh!

The Second Coming of Ronaldus Magnus......Right Here!

Two words: "Jesus wept."

Best,

Chris

14 posted on 04/24/2010 9:04:50 AM PDT by section9
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To: section9

Meg loves communism!!!


15 posted on 04/24/2010 9:06:10 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The Vichy Republican Sell-Out Tour


16 posted on 04/24/2010 9:09:14 AM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Like the last years of the Politburo


17 posted on 04/24/2010 9:16:55 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RINO Tour 2010-— selling out conservatives everywhere


18 posted on 04/24/2010 9:18:53 AM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Anyone pushing Romney must love socialism...Piss on Romney and his enablers!!" ~ Jim Robinson)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

The big bad Conservative wolf is gonna knock their houses of cards down.


19 posted on 04/24/2010 9:32:10 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: rlmorel

She isnt traveling in very good company.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 9:36:25 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: stboz
If McClintock was okay supporting someone who couldn't win, why not support a TRUE conservative, at least, like Naritelli?

Poizner's Miracle Transformation Continues, this Time on Abortion Funding

Poizner Launches Misleading Ad on Whitman

Steve Poizner joined with liberal unions to weaken Prop. 13 and raise CA property taxes. Poizner donated nearly $200,000 to to pass Proposition 39, which lowered the local vote threshold for school districts to pass bonds to build schools from a two-thirds to a 55 percent vote. Property owners foot the entire bill for such bonds by paying higher property taxes.

Here’s a then-and-now look at Poizner’s stances on some key issues:

Abortion rights: In his first foray into politics, Poizner highlighted his pro-choice credentials, to the extent that he won the endorsement of Planned Parenthood over a Democratic opponent. In the governor’s race, Poizner has maintained his pro-choice position, but downplays it, telling Calbuzz that “I really do feel quite passionate about being against abortions.”

Gay marriage: In 2004, according to the Weekly, Poizner said he “opposes the (federal) constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.” In our interview, he said he supports Prop. 8, the state constitutional amendment that banned gay marriage.

Taxes: In his moderate days, Poizner helped organize and lead a new group formed for the purpose of working to reduce, from two-thirds to 55 percent, the vote needed for local tax increases for education. He also supported local sales tax increases for several transportation projects. In the governor’s race, however, he has set forth a radical program of across-the-board tax cuts and told us he staunchly opposes any move to reduce Prop. 13’s two-thirds requirement for tax increases.

George Bush: In the 2004 race, now-Assembly member Ruskin hammered Poizner as a clone of then-President George Bush, and put up a TV ad attacking him for contributing $2,000 to the Bush-Cheney campaign; Poizner’s campaign flack described the ad linking her candidate and the president as “a shameful distortion of the record,” while Poizner himself “refused to say” who he was supporting in Bush’s re-election campaign against Democrat John Kerry, according to the Weekly..

Democratic contributions: To counter Ruskin’s attack on his Bush contribution, Poizner’s press secretary in 2004 “pointed to Poizner’s $10,000 contribution to the Democratic National Committee in 2000 and $1,000 to Democrat Al Gore in 2000,” according to a Jean Whitney story. In the governor’s race, Poizner has acknowledged writing the two checks in support of the Democrat’s 2000 presidential efforts, plus a later $10,000 check backing Gore’s efforts in the Florida recount, but says he did so on behalf of his wife, who is a Democrat.

“His wife is a Democrat, she wanted to attend the fundraising events and then support the recount, so he wrote the checks,” Agen told Calbuzz. “He was the contributor since he was the one writing the checks. It would have been a violation for Steve to put anyone else’s name down…His family has given to both parties and he is open to hearing out the other side of the aisle before making decisions

21 posted on 04/24/2010 9:59:42 AM PDT by crunk
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; HonestConservative; katiekins1; Brytani

All I can say is Meg must be in the “P_ _ _ _ S” group!


22 posted on 04/24/2010 10:09:58 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli FL 8 --- Allen West FL 22 --- Marco Rubio-Sen. --- For Gov-Still looking!)
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To: section9

So, I wonder... what do you get for $1,000 and what do you get for $25,900? For $1,000 are you allowed to bus the tables?


23 posted on 04/24/2010 10:36:33 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Birds of feather flock together...


24 posted on 04/24/2010 10:40:54 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: manic4organic; katiekins1
And that’s all you really need to know about Meg.

You are right. We do not need to know more. However I have heard that Meg Whitman is heavily involved with the Goldman Sachs cabal too.

25 posted on 04/24/2010 11:37:50 AM PDT by seekthetruth (Dan Fanelli FL 8 --- Allen West FL 22 --- Marco Rubio-Sen. --- For Gov-Still looking!)
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To: crunk

McClintock endorsed Poizner because he is the only chance to beat Meg Whitman.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 2:39:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: ansel12

LOL. I see.... So he is okay with Jerry Brown taking it all. Brilliant.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 4:00:23 PM PDT by crunk
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To: crunk

I didn’t understand what you were trying to say, can you elaborate?


28 posted on 04/24/2010 4:01:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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