Meg for Guv
Former eBay CEO announces she’ll run for governor in 2010.
Monday, February 9, 2009
If she can squeeze $8 billion out of an online auction site, maybe she can drag our state budget back into the black.
At least, that’s the reasoning that may compel some voters to choose Meg Whitman for governor of California next year.
On Monday afternoon Whitman, the former eBay president and CEO, announced her intention to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2010, ending months of speculation about her political aspirations.
The entrepreneur, 52, stumped for McCain-Palin in the presidential election. Former governor Pete Wilson is her campaign chair, according to Whitman’s campaign website.
She resigned from the boards of eBay, DreamWorks Animation and Procter & Gamble last month, according to The New York Times, likely in preparation for her announcement.