Whitman Lavishes $1 Million on Herself

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    Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., kisses former eBay president and Chief Executive Officer Meg Whitman after she introduced him during a campaign stop at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and eBay 2008 National Small Business Summit in Washington, Tuesday, June 10, 2008. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman has donated $1 million to her exploratory campaign for governor.

    The committee reported the contribution to the secretary of state's office on Tuesday. It's the second donation from Whitman, whose net worth was once reported to be more than $1 billion. She gave the committee $150,000 last month.

    Whitman announced formation of the committee on Feb. 9.

    Her chief rival for the GOP gubernatorial nomination, state Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner, has reported raising more than $890,000 for his exploratory committee.

    That includes $500,000 from the fortune he amassed after selling his Silicon Valley company, SnapTrack, which developed global-positioning chips for cell phones.