Is Whitman backing Bloomberg for President?

Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman will be among a small group of Democrats and Republicans who will attend a January 7 meeting in Oklahoma with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that could result in a third party presidential candidate.

According to a Washington Post report, the bi-partisan group will be “prepared to back Bloomberg or someone else” if the major party candidates “do not pledge to go beyond tokenism in building an administration that seeks national consensus.”

Whitman’s involvement in this effort could impact the campaign of her daughter, Kate Whitman, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the 7th district.

Joining Whitman and Bloomberg at the meeting: Sen. Chuck Hagel, and former Senators David Boren, Bill Brock, Bill Cohen, John Danforth, Alan Dixon, Bob Graham, Sam Nunn and Chuck Robb.

Is Whitman backing Bloomberg for President?