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Meg Whitman says Jerry Brown needs a plan, not town halls

June 9, 2010 |  1:27 pm

  Meg Whitman
GOP gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman said Democrat Jerry Brown should start communicating to voters what he would do as governor instead of demanding she participate in a multitude of town halls.

"There will be plenty of debates," she said, speaking to reporters after the state Republican Party's victory rally in Anaheim. "What I would say is Jerry Brown, instead of calling for debates, he should lay out his plan for California."

She noted that she had put out a 48-page policy book, though Brown's website was thin.

"No one has been more specific about a plan for California than me," Whitman said. "Go to Jerry Brown's website, there's nothing there. He ought to put a specific plan down, and then we can have a good debate."

Whitman declined to say how much more of her personal wealth she would spend on her gubernatorial run beyond the $71 million she had invested in the primary. When a reporter noted that her overall campaign spending cost about $90 per vote, she said the money was well spent.

"I'm the Republican nominee for governor for the state of California, so I am delighted with the results," she said.

-- Seema Mehta, in Anaheim

Photo: Meg Whitman, after winning the Republican nomination for governor, speaks to reporters in Anaheim. Credit: Reed Saxon / Associated Press