Democratic: Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown 939,873 84.0%. Republican: Meg Whitman 699,043 64.3%
Two of the most powerful businesswomen in the U.S., former head of eBay and Hewlett-Packard, on Tuesday won the GOP nomination for governor and Senate in California, taking advantage of its corporate vision and their personal fortunes.
California Republicans, who see a bleak future in their economically weak situation, chose the former eBay CEO Meg Whitman to face the former Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown in the race to succeed Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Carly Fiorina, another wealthy political novice and former CEO of computer manufacturer Hewlett-Packard, won the Republican nomination for California for the U.S. Senate.
Both women took advantage of their closest opponents in the proportion of votes of more thanwo to one in the first known results, and local media predicted that both would win comfortably. Fiorina will face Sen. Barbara Boxer, a powerful liberal Democrat and ally of President Barack Obama in the debate on climate change, which could be an important issue in the November elections.
“Political professionals in Sacramento and Washington: beware. Now they face their worst nightmare: two business women in the real world who know how to create jobs, balancing budgets, and realize things!” Whitman said in a speech marking victory.