Kate Whitman mulls bid for Ferguson seat

Kate Whitman, the daughter of former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, is giving serious consideration to a bid for Congress and is speaking with Republican leaders and fundraisers about seeking the open seventh district seat of retiring GOP Rep. Mike Ferguson. GOP insiders say that Whitman could emerge as a formidable candidate for the seat – especially in a crowded primary field.

The 30-year-old Annis is the Executive Director of the Republican Leadership Council, and worked for Rep. Christopher Cox (now the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission), U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, and Rep. Bob Franks. She also served as Communications Director for the New Hampshire Republican Party.

Kate Whitman mulls bid for Ferguson seat