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Meg Whitman's Achilles' Heel?

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Whitman's CEO approach may ultimately be her Achilles' Heel if Brown is successful in convincing the electorate that governing experience is a benefit and not a liability.

Governor Schwarzenegger's Budget Is a California Job Killer

Pedro Nava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Pedro Nava

Republicans say their number one priority is jobs. What about the jobs of the people who teach our children and care for the sick and elderly? How come their jobs don't matter?

California Governor Candidate's Tale Of Frugality Omits $1.8 Million Home

AP | SAMANTHA YOUNG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When he takes to the campaign trail, Jerry Brown is fond of reminding voters that he shunned the governor's mansion in Sacr...

Whitman and Fiorina's Big Primary Wins Carry Seeds of Self-Destruction

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Whitman rejected Brown's call for town hall debates on the illogical grounds that she has a plan and he doesn't. Huh? If I had a plan and my opponent didn't, I'd love to debate him. Who wouldn't?

Meg Whitman NAZI Comparisons Addressed By Jerry Brown Campaign

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman on Thursday criticized remarks attributed to rival Jerry Brown that made...

Jerry Brown Compares Meg Whitman To A NAZI: 'Goebbels Invented This Kind Of Propaganda'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Taking a page out of the playbook normally reserved for Glenn Beck, Jerry Brown, the Democratic nominee for California Governor (and a former governor...

Will Private Fortunes & Incumbents Be Big Winners In Midterms?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

On today's Wilshire & Washington, we discuss the Helen Thomas resignation, as well as the politics of the BP oil spill and how Hollywood might help. B...

Ex-Governor Whitman of the Great State of Ebayfornia

Richard H. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard H. Smith

In her high-priced bid to become Governor of California, Meg Whitman has staked much on the claim that her experience in the private sector, as CEO of...

California Governor: 2010 Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 California Governor's race below. Email if you know someone who...

Jerry Brown: Governor Bid Announcement Coming Tuesday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California Attorney General and former two-term governor, Jerry Brown plans to announce Tuesday that he's running as a Democratic candidate for govern...

Burberry-Gate: Meg Whitman's NASCAR Faux Pas

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

We reported last week that Steve Poizner and Meg Whitman were both taking part in the NASCAR festivities in Fontana over the weekend, in an attempt to...

Meg Whitman Defends Her Campaign Spending

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LAFAYETTE, Calif. — Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman on Tuesday dismissed criticism that she is trying to buy the California governor's seat ...

So to Speak: Sarah Sez

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

"Sarah Palin" complains about the lack of a pro-life Republican candidate for governor of California. ...

So to Speak: Stevie and Meg Debate

Don Ringe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Don Ringe

Calbuzz Online Video Political Cartoon Consultant Don Ringe previews the GOP smackdown here. Spoiler alert: Watch for eMeg's sucker punch at the end.

Tom Campbell, Running for... Whatever!

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

The former Republican congressman has decided he can't win the race to become the next governor of California, so he might as well run for the United States Senate, instead!

Poll: Brown Still Leads In California Governor's Race

AP | JULIET WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Democrat Jerry Brown may still be the presumed front-runner in next year's California governor's race, but a new poll indic...

An Open Letter from Meg Whitman About Voting

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Meg Whitman just proved that she votes using the argumentum ad ignorantiam and the transitivity of implication. Now that's a candidate who values education.

Gavin Newsom's Impressive Town Hall in Sacramento

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Mayor Newsom is the most exciting thing to happen to California politics in years. He promises to lift California out of the morass that the deadening hands of the GOP have submerged us in.

California Begins Its IOU Economy

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SACRAMENTO -- In a move certain to draw national ridicule and exact financial hardship on business owners and taxpayers across the state, California i...

Calbuzz Take on the Governor's Race One Year Out

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Seldom in California's history has there been an election with stakes as high for the people of the state. Candidates who seek to lead the Golden State will be facing angry voters.

Schwarzenegger Suggests State Consider Flat Tax

Los Angeles Times | Michael Rothfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said today that he would like to see such "radical" proposals come out of a commission now studying an overhaul of the stat...

Those Pesky Ballot Propositions - Is This Any Way to Run a Country?

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Deciding whether to 'increase the "rainy day" budget stabilization fund' in a state with the seventh largest economy in the world like California, requires a little more, uh, attention.

25 Random Things About Me, Meg Whitman

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

8) People say I use too much business jargon when I frame strategy fundamentals trend paradigm. 9) I have two beautiful sons and their names are Prioritize and Skill Set.

Feinstein Would Be Instant Front-Runner For California Governor: Poll

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Dianne Feinstein is the instant front-runner if she jumps into the Democratic primary field for governor....

Jerry Brown To Run For California Governor

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It was 1974 when Jerry Brown ran for governor as a dashing 36-year-old reformer, the embodiment of change in Watergate's aftermath. "I was the new sp...