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McCain Claims Meg Whitman 'Founded' eBay ... Truth: Obama Supporter Is Founder

In a statement on the economy today, however, McCain incorrectly claimed that Whitman was the "founder" of EBay.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) frequently touts former EBay CEO Meg Whitman as someone he goes to for economic advice, even floating her as a possible Treasury Secretary. In his statement on the economy today, however, McCain incorrectly claimed that Whitman was the "founder" of EBay:

And next to him is a person well known to most Americans, Meg Whitman, the founder of EBay.I often like to repeat, 12 years ago, there was five employees, and now 1.3 million people around the globe making a living off of EBay.
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As Huffington Post notes, "Whitman joined eBay as CEO in 1998, three years after it was founded by Pierre Omidyar, a Barack Obama supporter."
Satyam Khanna is a Research Associate for The Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.
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