** FILE ** In this Sept. 30, 2010, file photo, California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman listens to a question from reporters during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif., (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Photo by: Jae C. Hong

** FILE ** In this Sept. 30, 2010, file photo, California Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman listens to a question from reporters during a news conference in Santa Monica, Calif., (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)