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Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman (left), the former chief executive of eBay, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is challenging Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal stalwart reviled by conservatives, are both in dead heats, some polls say.

ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman (left), the former chief executive of eBay, and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is challenging Sen. Barbara Boxer, a liberal stalwart reviled by conservatives, are both in dead heats, some polls say.