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Meg Whitman making another move toward governor's race?

January 5, 2009 |  3:18 pm

Fresh from her work on John McCain's campaign, there is new chatter about former eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman running for California governor. Whitman would join other possible candidates, including Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown and Antonio Villaraigosa on the Democratic side. From the Associated Press:

A person who knows about Whitman's aspirations told The Associated Press on Monday that she will announce a decision within six weeks. Whitman has been considered a possible Republican successor to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, whose term ends in 2011. The person was not authorized to talk publicly about Whitman's future and spoke on condition of anonymity. He says the 52-year-old Whitman resigned from the boards of eBay, Procter & Gamble Co. and DreamWorks SKG last week. He says the resignations are "a strong indication" Whitman wants to clear out commitments that might interfere with a political bid.

--Shelby Grad