LOS ANGELES, CA
Former eBay chief executive Meg Whitman and former
Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have become the front-runners to
lead the Republican Party this fall. If the most recent polls hold,
it would be the first time the party would have put a woman -- much
less two -- at the top of its ticket in the nation's most populous
Both have built wide leads over their challengers, in large part
because of spending from their personal fortunes.
Republicans hope the anti-incumbent mood that has swept the
nation will help them defeat Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and
gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown in November.