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.
At least eight Republican women are newly elected to the House, and one to the Senate. Four GOP women won their governor's races. But the overall picture for women in Congress is less rosy.
In the face of a GOP juggernaut across much of the US, Golden State voters opted for Democrats in major statewide races. California election results are not just an anomaly, analysts there say.
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.
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.
Sen.-elect Marco Rubio (R) of Florida thanks supporters in Coral Gables after winning his senate bid on Nov. 2.
We all make mistakes. But in the world of politics, it’s an art form. Sometimes they’re game-changers, or at least make the possibility of catching the front-runner more difficult. Some are Hail Mary passes gone terribly wrong. Not everyone will agree that everything here was a mistake. So without further ado, here’s our list of favorites from Election 2010, in no particular order, and focused on mistakes that could affect the outcome of a race. They’re mostly from Senate and governors’ races. We’re sure House candidates made plenty of mistakes, too, but most didn’t get national news coverage.
Dwight Crank prepares a voting precinct near Maysville, Ky. on Nov. 1 for the upcoming general election.