By Steven Harmon
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 02/19/2010 04:32:48 PM PST
Updated: 02/19/2010 05:29:29 PM PST
SACRAMENTO — Steve Poizner is prepared to hold his fire against Meg Whitman, his opponent for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, until the final month of the primary campaign, according to wavering supporters who were told of the strategy in an appeal for them to stay with him.
In conversations with top officials in the Poizner campaign, his top political backers have been asked to remain patient as Poizner waits until the final weeks of the June 8 primary before he starts pummeling Whitman on the airwaves with an $18 million on-air assault, the backers told the Bay Area News Group. They spoke on condition of anonymity about the sensitive strategy they said was relayed to them. They haven’t officially declared their switch to Whitman, but some have brought the strategic intelligence to Whitman’s campaign team.
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