Whitman getting support of tech executives

There's a very long list of contributors from the Silicon Valley and other tech-centric locales, according to Tech Trader's Eric Savitz. Given all her years at eBay, it's not that surprising. Well, some of the names are a little surprising:

* Intel CEO Paul Otellini
* Cisco CEO John Chambers.
* Activision CEO Robert Kotick.
* Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
* eBay CEO John Donahoe.
* Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.
* Spacex/Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
* Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.
* Nike CEO Phil Knight.
* Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
* Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
* United Online CEO Mark Goldston.
* Former Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy.
* Former Applied Materials CEO James Morgan.
* H. Ross Perot, Jr.
* Marc Andreesen.
* Jim Breyer, Accel Capital.
* Former AMD CEO Jerry Sanders.
* Hollywood agent Michael Ovitz.
* Billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad.
* Potential 2012 Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
* Penske Corp. Chairman Roger Penske.
* Ford Executive Chairman William Ford, Jr..
* Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris.
* General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt.
* Former GE CEO Jack Welch.
* Oracle Chairman and former CFO Jeff Henley.
* eBay co-founder Jeffrey Skoll.
* Yahoo founder Jerry Yang.
* Hilton Hotels Chairman Barron Hilton.
* Investor and one-time Apple CEO John Sculley.
* Investor and former Dell CEO Kevin Rollins.
* Investor and former Yahoo CEO Terry Semel.
* Investor and Siebel Systems founder Tom Siebel.
* Newly appointed HP Chairman and former Oracle exec Ray Lane.
* Draper Fisher venture investor Tim Draper.
* Charles Schwab founder...Charles Schwab.
* Wilson Sonsini attorney Larry Sonsini.
* Capital Research portfolio manager Gordon Crawford.
* Allen & Co. investment banker Herbert Allen, Jr. (And Herbert Allen III)
* Diet empire creator Jenny Craig.
* Intuit founder Scott Cook.

Many of Jerry Brown's top-dog contributors come from Hollywood and environs.

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