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Meg Whitman: Biggest. Self-Financer. Ever.

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Whitman, meanwhile, has run a plethora of ads that alternately tout her business credentials and attack Brown as a political insider. One recent ad, using old video of Bill Clinton attacking Brown in 1992, when they ran against each other for the Democratic presidential nomination, led to the amazing sight of Brown responding to the ad by re-attacking Bill Clinton over the charges made in the video -- when Bill said that Brown had raised taxes. After Brown joked about Bill's honesty, he subsequently apologized.

The TPM Poll Average currently gives Whitman a lead of 46.5%-44.1%.

So does $119 million meet California's reserve price -- or will Whitman have to bid even higher?