California Election Results 2010 – The California election of 2010 turned out almost exactly as many experts had predicted, but will be viewed as a very historical event for the state. The primaries that were held were fairly lopsided, and the tight race that many had predicted turned out not to be true. However, the primaries did set the stage for one of the most heated election season in the history of the state. The governor and senator positions will have Democratic stars taking on a pair of republican women. The republican ladies who won their primaries did so with the help of their own fortunes, but were able to keep their approval ratings with the public high enough to take the primary.
Both of the women are former CEO’s of large companies. Meg Whitman, a former eBay CEO won the republican primary with an eyed popping 64.3 percent of the vote. Steve Poizner was unable to secure a victory, and finished with 26.5% of the vote. She is the first female republican to be nominated for the governor’s election in California. Now she has to see if she can keep her good fortune rolling through the actual elections.
The previous governor’s race featured Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzeneggar. Schwarzeneggar will not be running this time around. Instead, the race will feature the billionaire against the Democratic star Jerry Brown. Brown advanced with 84% of the vote in his primary, while no one else was able to topple the 5% threshold.
In the race for Senator, Barbra Boxer, who is considered to be the democratic favorite, was able to easily win the democratic primary. Carly Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, was able to win the republican primary with 55.5% of the vote. She was first female GOP nominee to win her primary and run for California’s Senator position.