**FILE** From left: Matt Lauer, California gubernatorial candidate Republican Meg Whitman, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and California gubernatorial candidate Democrat Jerry Brown are seen on stage Oct. 26 at the annual Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** From left: Matt Lauer, California gubernatorial candidate Republican Meg Whitman, Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and California gubernatorial candidate Democrat Jerry Brown are seen on stage Oct. 26 at the annual Women's Conference in Long Beach, Calif. (Associated Press)