|Mon Feb 9 2009 08:31:26|
eBay's Meg Whitman to Announce Governor Run Today
By: Ina Steiner
BettyConfidential.com reports that former eBay CEO Meg Whitman will announce today her long-rumored run for Governor of California. The Los Angles Times had reported as far back as January 2008 that Whitman, a republican, was considering a run in 2010.
Whitman was heavily involved in Republican Mitt Romney's recent presidential campaign and switched to John McCain's camp after Romney dropped out. Her name was bandied about as possible running mate to McCain, who ultimately picked Sarah Palin. Before McCain was defeated, he mentioned Whitman as a possible replacement for her friend Henry Paulson as Secretary of the Treasury.
When Whitman terminated her position in December as Special Advisor to eBay's CEO John Donahoe and stepped down from several corporate boards she was serving, it seemed certain she was readying for a run.
BettyConfidential.com reports she will make the announcement today on her website. Unfortunately for Meg, she was late in obtaining website domain names for a 2010 gubernatorial run and has been embroiled in a fight to get whitmanforgovernor.com, meg2010.com and whitman2010.com. We don't know which domain names were available to her by the time she went to purchase them.
It's official - Meg Whitman launched her campaign website, see AuctionBytes Newsflash article.