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Whitman: 'They called me a whore, they called me a liar'

NBC's Adam Verdugo reports from California: Meg Whitman reiterated that she would not pull negative ads in her bid for California governor, a race in which she has broken campaign finance records for pouring in more than $140 million of her own money.

"They called me a whore, they called me a liar, they called me a Nazi," Whitman said of Jerry Brown's campaign, adding that Brown asked the unions to do the dirty work for him.

She said she will continue to run ads "about his record."

She made the comments in a news conference after an event she held at an Internet shoe retailer, which sells shoes on, where else, eBay.

Whitman said the event brought her back to her days as the company's CEO. She used eBay as an example for how she would create jobs. She said she kept fees low for sellers on eBay, and she equated those low fees to her approach on taxes -- keep them low.

The event was primarily focused on jobs and job creation. Small businesses, she said, are the engine of job growth and that California is one of the only states to have a "factory tax," which businesses have to pay when they invest in equipment that is used to produce goods.

She called the new Los Angeles Times/USC poll that showed her down in her match up against Jerry Brown "bunk."

At the end of the event, the owner of Sneaks Kicks, Jordan Geller, presented Whitman with a personal gift: her high school yearbook.

Now, you might think, where would someone who didn't go to high school with Whitman find such a thing?

Where else? eBay.