Meg Whitman Officially Enters GOP Race For Governor

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Republican Meg Whitman officially launched her campaign for governor today (Tuesday) saying job creation is her top priority. 
But, As Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley reports, the former ebay CEO also has vowed to cut the state workforce by nearly 20-percent.

Whitman told a group of supporters in Fullerton that as governor she’d refuse to let California fail, and she vowed to jump start the state’s economy by creating two-million private sector jobs by 2015. 

Whitman also unveiled this campaign ad that begins running statewide this week...
Whitman Ad “California needs new leadership. We need somebody with a proven ability to create new jobs. Who still believes that state government should be small, efficient, and affordable. We need Meg Whitman...”  
At her campaign kick-off, Whitman explained that her other top priorities include reducing state spending by 15-billion dollars and eliminating 40-thousand state jobs for a savings of more than three-billion dollars. 

She also wants to cut taxes and overhaul California’s education system. Whitman faces two other republicans seeking the party’s nomination. 

They are State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former Congressman Tom Campbell.

On the Democratic side, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has declared his candidacy and former governor and current attorney general Jerry Brown is expected to run.