Democrats Retake Governor’s Office by Electing Jerry Brown
Barbara Boxer Elected To Fourth Term in U.S. Senate
Oakland – On Tuesday, November 2, 2010 California voters defied national political trends by electing Jerry Brown to the governor’s office and reelecting Barbara Boxer to the U.S. Senate.
Despite boastful predictions, backed by record-breaking spending by billionaire candidate Meg Whitman, Democrats prevailed by organizing a superior Get Out The Vote effort on behalf of Jerry Brown, Barbara Boxer and the statewide Democratic ticket.
Democratic candidates in eight of nine statewide office posts have been declared winners, while attorney general candidate Kamala Harris leads her Republican opponent Steve Cooley by several thousand votes in that race. Should Harris continue to build on that lead, it would complete a statewide Democratic sweep in a political environment that clearly favored the GOP.
"California Democrats proved that passion, commitment and sacrifice can in fact trump millions upon millions of dollars in spending on the part of special interests and wealthy ex-CEO candidates," said John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic Party. "Democrats worked day and night to get our message out from the very beginning and late into the night to get our voters to the polls. This victory belongs to all the people of California but it was made possible by our dedicated Democratic volunteers across the state."
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