Wednesday, June 9, 2010

California Gubernatorial Primary Results

Meg Whitman, former CEO of eBay, won yesterday's Republican primary for governor of California. Whitman, 53, got 64% of the vote, to 26% for Steve Poizner, the state's insurance commissioner. As is the case with her ticket-mate, Carly Fiorina, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in California, this is Whitman's first run for public office.

Her general election opponent will be state Attorney General Jerry Brown, a former governor. Brown, 72, got 84% of the Democratic primary vote, against several minor candidates.

According to Real Clear Politics, polls show Brown ahead of Whitman by an average of 6.2%.

I wrote about the background of this race, here and here.

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