The California election results 2010 had little in the way of suspense. But the California election results 2010 had a lot in the way of history. Although the primaries weren’t close for Republicans or Democrats, they set up some of November’s biggest showdowns. For governor and senator positions, Democratic icons will take on Republican women who are making history for their party. Of course, the Republican women were also aided by their massive wealth, but will it be enough to win in the next California election 2010?
Two former CEOs are running to break into the political ranks, and they got off to good starts last year. Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman easily won the Republican primary, winning 64.3 percent of the vote while Steve Poizner trailed with 26.5 percent. Whitman is the first female Republican to be nominated for governor of California, although the next California election results 2010 should be closer.
Although this governor’s race will be less star-studded, and complicated, than the one that elected Arnold Schwarzenegger, it will be just as noteworthy. It will pit a billionaire against a big-name Democrat and former governor, as Jerry Brown became the Democratic nominee once more. Brown triumphed with 84 percent of the vote, as no one else got higher than 4.3 percent.
The other big race in California election 2010 was for senator. Liberal favorite Barbra Boxer won for the Democrats, while another wealthy Republican female got a historic nomination. Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packhard, got 55.5 percent of the vote, becoming the first female GOP nominee for the California Senate.
The California election results 2010 set up two November races between Democratic veterans, and wealthy Republican women. Boxer is a three-term Senator, but the supposed anti-incumbent attitude may turn against her. As for Brown, he hasn’t been in the governor’s mansion during the last several years, so he might have an easy time against Whitman.
In other California election results, Propositions 15 and 16, on publicly financed elections and on needing a 2/3rd majority for local power utilities, went down to defeat. But, Proposition 14, which would bring in open primaries, was able to pass. Meanwhile, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom got closer to a state job, by winning the Democratic primary for Lieutenant Governor.
But, the big races for November in this state will be for governor and senator, as they will be used as bellwether races for the nation. Can the Democratic establishment maintain power in this climate, or are the Republicans ready to take it back? If the California election results 2010 are like the ones in the last several years, they should raise an eyebrow or two along the way.
Huffington Post- “California Election Results 2010: June 8 Primaries”
SF Weekly- “Election 2010 Results: Demon Sheep, Gavin Newsom, Open Primaries Triumph”