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Whitman: Some days are ‘really tough’

September 29, 2010 | 12:14 pm

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2010-09/55969839.jpgMeg Whitman was at a campaign event at the offices of Cisco in San Jose while her former employee was accusing her of exploitation in attorney Gloria Allred's Los Angeles office.

At Cisco, Whitman engaged in an onstage conversation with John Chambers, the company's chief executive, who asked the candidate why business leaders run for political office because "you get attacked in ways that are unfair in many different directions."

There are days when this is really tough," Whitman told the crowd. "Politics in America has become a blood sport. It does discourage people from running."

But, she added: "I care about California."

-- Michael Mishak in San Jose

Photo: L.A. Times file