|U.S. Senate, Connecticut|
|Bachelor's||University of Maryland|
- University of Maryland, B.S. in Computer Science
- Harvard University, Masters degree (edm) in Administration, Planning and Social Policy
Whitnum is the author of two novels: Hedge Fund Mistress, a mainstream novel, and What About the Dead? a young adult novel. Whitnum’s latest book, Anti-AIPAC, not Anti-Semitic: The Israel Lobby's Dangerous Control of Congress is due out soon.
Whitnum was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Connecticut. Whitnum sought the nomination on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was June 12, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.