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Fullerton, Calif. – Meg Whitman today officially announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Governor of California. Speaking to voters in Fullerton, Whitman laid out her priorities for rebuilding California: creating jobs, cutting government spending and fixing public education.

“The time has come for all of us to take a stand – to make an all out effort to reclaim the California we love. And that is why today I’m here before you to officially announce my candidacy for Governor of the state of California,” Whitman said.

In her speech, Whitman said, “The potential of our state and her people has never been greater. For generations, Californians have shown that they’re wired for innovation, courage, creativity and compassion. Our struggles have been the struggles of our nation, and California’s success has defined the American experience.”

Former Gov. Pete Wilson, the campaign’s chairman, introduced Whitman at the event.

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