Zenei Cortez

Behind Whitman's attack on nurses

Whitman's pledge to spend up to $180 million out of her billionaire pocket by November to drown out all competition was accompanied by other disturbing trends


OPINION Meg Whitman's increasingly high-profile war with California's nurses poses important questions about a potential Whitman term as governor and the implications for California.

California's nurses began pressing Whitman during the primary, when she was spending up to $21,000 an hour — more than many California families earn in a year — in a frenzy well on its way to smashing all previous campaign finance records.Read more »