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  • Bay Buchanan Joins Romney For President

    12/31/2007 3:48:16 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 145 replies · 2,792+ views
    Romney for President 2008 ^ | 12/31/07 | Kevin Madden
    Monday, Dec 31, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Kevin Madden (857) 288-6390Boston, MA – Today, Bay Buchanan announced that she is endorsing Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States. Buchanan most recently headed Congressman Tom Tancredo's (R-CO) presidential campaign. "I am proud to be supporting Governor Romney. Throughout this campaign, he has distinguished himself as the one Republican presidential candidate who not only speaks to the challenges confronting the American people, but can also win. He will secure the border, strengthen the economy and ensure that America remains strong. I believe that with Governor Romney's vision, values and experience,...
  • Poll: Romney’s Favorables Among Republicans Drop Below 50 Percent

    11/27/2009 1:27:00 PM PST · by Leisler · 187 replies · 5,345+ views
    Washington Independent ^ | 11/24/09 | David Weigel
    This is a surprising result from Public Policy Polling, the occasionally partisan group which nonetheless called the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial races accurately. Mitt Romney’s favorable rating among Republican voters has fallen to 48 percent–a plurality, but a weak one. And the trend lines are even more interesting. Since April, when PPP started asking the question, Sarah Palin’s favorable number has moved from 76 percent to 75 percent; Mike Huckabee’s has moved from 67 percent to 65 percent. Romney, alone, has seen a statistically significant drop from 60 percent down to 48. The results are so strange that PPP’s...
  • Western CPAC Brings Together Pawlenty, Whitman, and … Birthers

    10/17/2009 2:44:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies · 1,151+ views
    The Washington Independent ^ | October 16, 2009 | David Weigel
    The Western Conservative Political Action Conference has always been a smaller sibling to the annual Washington, D.C., CPAC. It’s gained some strength this year with the addition of speakers like Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-Minn.) and California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. But it’s also attracted some notable “birthers.”
  • Path to legalization needed, GOP candidate Whitman says

    10/29/2009 12:38:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 109 replies · 2,897+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 10/29/09 | Sandra Dibble
    SAN YSIDRO — With the San Ysidro border fence as her backdrop, Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman spoke out on immigration policy issues yesterday, saying it is “simply not practical” to deport the estimated 12.5 million illegal immigrants living and working in the United States. The candidate, 53, said the solution is to find a mechanism that allows them to live here legally. “Can we get a fair program where people stand at the back of the line, they pay a fine, they do some things that would ultimately allow a path to legalization?” she asked. Whitman also urged tougher...
  • Why tea party patriots should support Sarah Palin should she decide to run

    11/28/2009 12:28:57 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 272 replies · 5,368+ views
    11/28/2009 | Jim Robinson
    She's a God, Country, Family, small government, no nonsense traditional Christian conservative. She's an outsider not corrupted by business as usual Washington politics. They hate her. She's pro defense. An army mom. She's pro-gun. Hunts, fishes and enjoys the great outdoors. She eats corrupt office holders and wasteful spenders for lunch. She drills for oil. She's a fighter. A winner! She's the exact opposite to Obama in all respects. She's an American patriot! In short, she's exactly what we the grassroots tea party patriots are looking for.
  • What Is Up With Free Republic Dissing Mitt Romney??

    11/27/2009 8:30:40 PM PST · by Noob1999 · 285 replies · 6,490+ views
    Free REpublic | 11/27/2009 | Vanity
    Why is every single thread that I log onto this day after Thanksgiving, have a picture of Mitt Romney, that then trashes him?? Does JimRob and this website condone the Palin trashers, and try to create a Mitt backlash, to trash him? Does this website wish to promote a Republican/Conservative candidate who has no real business experience, like our current loser-in-chief, Zer0? Mitt has problems, as do each and every Pubbie, Conservative, or RAT potential to lead this once great US! Back off on the hits to Romney, (or maybe do you see him as a threat, much like the...
  • Whitman Raises Millions More Than Newsom

    08/17/2009 9:44:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 1,313+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | SAJID FAROOQ
    Former eBay CEO outspends San Francisco mayor in gubernatorial campaign as wellMayor Gavin Newsom isn't as popular on Twitter as many suspected. The social-networking loving mayor is trailing far behind several of his fellow gubernatorial candidates in campaign contributions received, according to a new study. California's Fair Political Practices Commission released how much declared candidates for state offices, including governor, raised for their campaigns during the first six months of 2009. And the study shows Mayor Newsom is trailing the queen of campaign fundraising, Republican candidate Meg Whitman, by a huge margin. The former eBay CEO received $10,813,933 from Jan....
  • Whitman leads in cash for Calif. governor race

    08/01/2009 3:47:23 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 673+ views
    CNET ^ | August 1, 2009 11:43 AM PDT | Michelle Meyers
    California's gubernatorial primary is still 10 months away, but the multimillion-dollar race for campaign cash has already picked up a quick pace, with former eBay CEO Meg Whitman at the front of the pack. It's no surprise that the billionaire Internet exec, who has never held elected office, has lots of money in the bank to spend on her campaign. According to a tally Saturday, she has some $19 million in cash available--and that's after spending $6.1 million to get her campaign operations up and running. It's also after she contributed first $4 million, then $15 million of her own...
  • Meg Whitman's Extreme Pro-Abortion Views

    10/16/2009 9:47:55 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 3 replies · 644+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/16/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    A few weeks ago Jon Fleischman of FlashReport.org was fortunate enough to snag an interview with gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. But the results of one segment of the meeting left him admittedly non-plussed, or as he termed it "unnerved." Fleischman was aghast to learn of just how extreme Meg Whitman's views on abortion really are. And after reading Fleischman's interview myself, I have to wonder if her views makes her completely unelectable amongst California's pro-lifers? In the interview, Whitman was completely upfront about the fact that she stands solidly behind public funding of abortion. She was unequivocal about it, really....
  • Riordan endorses Whitman, Poizner hits back

    10/26/2009 2:18:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 967+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 10/26/09 | Jack Chang
    Former Los Angeles Mayor and state Education Secretary Richard Riordan has endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, adding to her collection of high-profile endorsements such as from former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. In the Whitman news release sent out this morning, Riordan says, "Meg believes the future of our state and the strength of our nation depend on Californians rededicating ourselves to education. Her commitment to returning control of our schools back to parents and teachers and demanding accountability makes Meg the best candidate." Whitman repeated the education theme in her quotes in...
  • CA: Whitman lead growing

    11/05/2009 8:12:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 861+ views
    Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Poll ^ | 11/5/09 | John Howard and Anthony York
    Former eBay executive Meg Whitman has opened up a wide lead in the Republican race for governor, according to the latest Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research poll. About a third of Republicans and decline-to-state voters who said they intend to vote Republican said they favor Whitman, who has a 3-to-1 edge over rival contender Tom Campbell, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner remains stuck in a distant third, with 5.5 percent of Republican support. The numbers show a significant increase in recent weeks for Whitman that reflects her prodigious spending. Already, seven months before the primary and full year before the general election, Whitman...
  • How will Meg Whitman spend a $15 million contribution to her own campaign?

    07/15/2009 8:53:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,587+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/15/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Few political junkies were surprised Monday when Republican Meg Whitman announced she had plunked down $15 million from her own wallet to bolster her gubernatorial campaign. After all, Whitman, the former CEO of the online auction house eBay, is a billionaire who had promised to spend as much as $150 million of her own money to become governor. But her latest contribution left political analysts and staffers in opposition camps puzzling over what she's going to do with all that money. As could be expected, the Whitman campaign wasn't revealing much as far as strategy. But one thing about her...
  • CA: Meg Whitman's charitable foundation's biggest benefactor was environmental group (EDF)

    11/07/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 663+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Billionaire gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave away just $125,000 of her charitable foundation's $46 million in assets in its first year of operation — and tax records show the bulk of the money went to a surprising place. The Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation in 2007 contributed $100,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is now at odds with Whitman over water policy. The foundation also invested $3 million in hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands — a Caribbean tax haven that's been the subject of political controversy. ... But it's the $100,000 to...
  • "eMeg's Hedge Fund and Poizner's Police"

    11/09/2009 10:53:17 AM PST · by hoguenews · 12 replies · 360+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 9, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    Republican gubernatorial candidates Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman are looking forward to a better week, the previous seven-day period featured a bothersome news-cycle highlighting a few fiscal conflicts. For Poizner it was his use of CHP for security detail while on the campaign trail, and the fact that he WILL receive a paycheck as governor. For Meg it was a $45 million Charity Foundation's gift to environmentalists, and her $3 million hedge fund in the cayman Islands. You can read more at Hogue News today.
  • Can California Be Saved? Ask Meg

    07/13/2009 4:56:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 1,609+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2009 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you are not from California, you may be in shock at what you are hearing of its financial travails. However, that is nothing compared to what Californians are thinking about their situation. Remember that Arnold was elected to replace the recalled Gray Davis to resolve the financial mess. Six years later conditions have deteriorated even further; despite double-digit revenue increases for multiple years. The tax base is still too tied to a relatively small group of individuals together with the once-booming housing market and one-time revenue streams. Additionally, nothing has been done to remedy the stranglehold public employee unions...
  • Meg Whitman says, "We did ask Steve to Debate"

    11/12/2009 9:40:20 AM PST · by hoguenews · 4 replies · 463+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 12, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    During that radio visit in May, Meg stated that she was inviting Insurance Commissioner Poizner and Tom Campbell, for that matter, to participate in three fall debates. Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner’s guber-campaign was clear in stating that they never received an invitation from Whitman. As fall wore on the Poizner Camp began to air audio from Whitman’s comments stating that Meg had never inquired of the commissioner’s availability for fall debates. And that it was actually Meg Whitman who was performing as the “debate dodger” in this case. During Tuesday’s interview, I played the audio from that May 18th appearance...
  • "Is This the California Republican Revolution?"

    11/16/2009 11:34:51 AM PST · by hoguenews · 26 replies · 1,263+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 16, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    Is there a revolution inside of the California Republican Party? For a third time inside of the current election cycle a statewide Republican candidate has emerged with an embarrassing voting record. The GOP’s 2010 roster of statewide elephants now feature three voting violators: former HP CEO Carly Fiorina for US Senate, former eBay CEO Meg Whitman for Governor and newcomer Damon Dunn for Secretary of State. Each of these GOP candidates are holding serve inside of their respective campaigns, yet they display a great weakness with one of the most vital qualifications for voters to determine where they stand on...
  • "Has Steve Poizner Exaggerated His Numbers?"

    11/17/2009 7:57:25 AM PST · by hoguenews · 2 replies · 325+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 17, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    There is a charge that exaggeration and campaign hyperbole has caused California Republican Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to lose the centerpiece of his stump speech. Has the commissioner magnified his involvement in cost savings inside of the DOI by amplifying his numbers? A consumer watch group says the answer requires a clear perspective on who was initially responsible for lowering rates and reducing the commissioner’s office expenses. If it is decided that Steve Poizner has exaggerated his numbers and reduction measures, where does he run to next for a firm foundation to prove his tax-cutting, conservative ideals? This much is...
  • A California comeback?

    07/07/2009 7:59:34 AM PDT · by george76 · 38 replies · 1,781+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 5, 2009 | George Will
    California's campaigns introduce candidates not only to the state's voters but also to its immensity. In Bakersfield, Meg Whitman, 52, the former CEO of eBay who is campaigning for the 2010 Republican gubernatorial nomination, learned about carrots. California's cascading crises prefigure America's future unless Washington reverses the growth of government subservient to organized labor. The state cannot pay its bills and poorly educates its young, and its taxation punishes whatever success that its suffocating regulatory regime does not prevent. Whitman, a Roman candle of facts and ideas, insists, "We do not have a revenue problem; we have a spending problem...
  • CA: A shift in momentum? GOP congressman (48th CD John Campbell) flips from Poizner to Whitman

    06/15/2009 6:12:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 673+ views
    SFGate.com ^ | 6/15/09 | Carla Marinucci
    Times change, and in the case of the 2010 governor's race, so do political endorsements, apparently. Just ask GOP Rep. John Campbell of Newport Beach: he's switched his backing. A few months ago, Campbell issued glowing statement endorsing California GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner -- and this week, the 48th CD representative issued another glowing endorsement statement, this backing former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. Here's Campbell on Poizner last December, talking about his backing of the state Insurance Commissioner in the 2010 governor's race: "Steve is the right man at the right time for California. As our nation grapples with...