No Republicans were elected to statewide office in California despite strong gains for Republicans elsewhere. One reason: Republicans ran afoul of the Latino vote in Election 2010.
Meg Whitman and her husband Dr. Griffith Harsh IV did not admit any wrongdoing while agreeing to the settlement at a two-hour closed meeting at the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
The midterm elections were the latest reminder that wealthy candidates who pour their millions into their own campaigns frequently don't win. Why is that?
Redistricting occurs once each decade, following the US Census, and the party in power at the state level can make it more likely that its own candidates win seats. More states are switching to GOP control after the elections.
Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown, turn in boxes of petitions for his tax-hike initiative at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters in Sacramento, Calif., on May 10, 2012.
The issues that mattered most to voters, including sluggish economic growth and the high unemployment rate, figured prominently in the governor election results.
Meg Whitman spent a record $142 million of her personal fortune on her campaign, but it was not enough to overcome Democrat Jerry Brown, the 72-year-old state attorney general who was governor from 1975-1983.
Election 2010 voters sent a strong message of discontent to President Obama on the economy. They also handed him a big political challenge: work toward greater bipartisanship.
California voters gave Democrats Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer seats in Sacramento and the US Senate Tuesday, rejecting the inexperience – and the money – of Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina.