was a 2012 Democratic
candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate
- 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.
- See also: United States Senate elections in Connecticut, 2012
Whitnum was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Connecticut. Whitnum was seeking 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.
In 2010, Whitnum ran as a democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Richard Blumenthal (D) won the primary and the seat.
In 2008, Whitnum ran as a democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in the 4th Congressional District in Connecticut. She lost in the primary to Jim Himes (D).
Whitnum, who is single, resides in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has no children.