T-minus one year to the gubernatorial primary…

…and Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman today announced the opening of her campaign headquarters on Stevens Creek Boulevard in Cupertino.

“One year from today California voters will cast ballots in a critical primary election. During the past several months, I have assembled a campaign staff that combines the talent of experienced leaders of state and national campaigns as well the energy and commitment of enterprising newcomers,” she said in her statement. “It’s no accident that my campaign headquarters are in the Silicon Valley. My campaign is based in a vital center of innovation and in a place that embodies the ‘can-do’ spirit that California desperately needs right now.”

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.