Last month I blogged about the rumors that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman mulled a CA gubernatorial run. A strong supporter of Prop 8, she’s pretty much decided to toss her hat of hate in the ring by forming an exploratory committee. (Reuters):

Former eBay Inc Chief Executive Meg Whitman, one of the highest profile Republican technology executives in Silicon Valley, has formed a committee to explore running for governor of California in 2010, the first official step of a campaign.

The most populous U.S. state is known for its liberal, trend-making social ways, but it has a strong socially conservative element and a long history of electing Republican governors, from Ronald Reagan to current Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Her PR flack said this back in January about her position re: Prop 8:

All the Democrats oppose the measure. But of the three most talked-about GOP standard-bearers in 2010 — former Rep. Tom Campbell, Poizner and Whitman (the only of the trio to not make her gubernatorial intentions public yet) — only Whitman is publicly supporting the measure.

Autumn has EQCA’s press release on the Whitman news.

Pam Spaulding

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