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News - October 15, 2010

Valley execs support Whitman's 'independent' campaign

Despite area's political leanings, Atherton Republican enjoys local fundraising edge over Democrat Jerry Brown

by Gennady Sheyner

Palo Alto may be a Democratic bastion, but it's the Republican candidate for governor who is leading the race for local campaign cash, records show.

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Posted by WhitmanRules, a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Congratulations to Meg Whitman! But I didn't vote for her because she's local to the Peninsula--I voted for her because her business experience is exactly what we need in these times of 12+% California unemployment.

Posted by Palo Parent, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Oct 15, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Plus I 100% guar-ran-tee she's going to kill HSR through her backyard.

Posted by Jake, a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2010 at 1:34 am

But if the HSR plan is changed to include extending the line into our Southern neighbor Country then Whitman would probably support the HSR project. That way lots of cheap labor could be brought into this area daily, ensuring a sustainable and exploitable workforce for generations to come.
Meg could put her project even, R.A.I.L.
Regional Area Illegal Labor

Posted by anonymous, a resident of another community
on Oct 16, 2010 at 9:49 am

Meg has raised more special interest money than Brown.

Just like Arnold - he said he would be indendent because he wouldn't relies on special interest money cuz he was wealthy.

And then set records for raising special interest money.

Meg = another Arnold.

She just employs more illegals.

Posted by Voter, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 18, 2010 at 10:07 am

It's to bad that the money spent on the election is being used to promote all the bla bla bla Talk. The money could have helped a lot of unemployed people to get jobs.

Posted by Jay, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

It's encouraging to see some evidence that my Democratic neighbors are finally wising up to what decades of effective one-party rule have done to this state (And no, Schwarzenegger is not a real Republican. In 1970 the Dems took over the CA legislature which they have held with only one year interruption since. In 1970 CA led the Nation in most categories (eductation, wealth, quality of life, etc.) Now we rank near the bottom-- coincidence? I think not.

Vote Whitman!

Posted by Jaco, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm


It's called Prop 13. It ruined this state.

Posted by anonymous, a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm


I would have taken a different tack, although I agree it relates far more to Prop 13, and the give-away to the wealthy of property taxes on commercial buildings.

I was thinking: compare America with other countries since 1970 in the areas mentioned ("eductation, wealth, quality of life, etc.")

It isn't Californian legislators, it's more the "Reaganism" since 1980, and the race to the bottom, Nafta, etc..

But Jaco's right, Prop 13 covers it well enough.

Posted by anonymous, a resident of another community
on Oct 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Geez, the new ad just destroys it.

Web Link

Meg: just another Arnold.

And they aired it on TV during the great Giants victory today.

Go Gigantes!

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