FORMER
U.S.
SECRETARY
OF
STATE
CONDOLEEZZA
RICE
ENDORSES
MEG
WHITMAN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 1, 2010 CONTACT: Sarah Pompei 408.457.1369

CUPERTINO - Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Governor, today announced the endorsement of Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State. Rice served as the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, the second woman to hold that office. "California is my home and there is only one person running for Governor who can lead the way toward rebuilding our state," Rice said. "In my experiences in and out of government, I find the most effective leaders to be those who maintain a clear vision, mobilize diverse groups, and inspire them to work together in confronting the most pressing challenges. That is why I am supporting Meg Whitman. She is a proven leader who developed a small start-up company into a global economic powerhouse and encouraged entrepreneurialism at all levels of society. Meg will do what is needed to get California back on track." "I am honored to receive Condoleezza Rice's endorsement," Whitman said. "For years I've admired Condoleezza for her passion for spreading democracy around the world and her long commitment to serving our nation. She is truly a model for leadership." As U.S. Secretary of State from January 2005 to January 2009, Rice was America's chief diplomat and championed the expansion of democratic governments. From January 2001 to January 2005, she served as National Security Advisor. Prior to that, Rice was a professor of political science at Stanford University where she served as Provost from 1993 to 1999. Rice is currently a professor of political science at Stanford University and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, a research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics and political economy as well as international affairs.

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