Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina win in California

It was a big night for the ladies in California. Moneybags Meg Whitman won the GOP nomination for Governor and Sarah Palin’s Mamma Grizzly Carly Fiorina took the GOP nomination for Senate. 
New York Times: WASHINGTON — Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman, who ascended to the top of the business world before turning to politics, prevailed in their respective battles for the G.O.P. nominations for the U.S. Senateand Governor in California, setting the stage for costly general election fights this fall.
Ms. Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, beat Tom Campbell, a former congressman, and Chuck DeVore, whose candidacy has drawn the backing of many Tea Party activists. She will face the incumbent senator, Barbara Boxer, in the fall.
Ms. Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay and a billionaire, had invested a small share of her personal fortune to prevail in the governor’s race over Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, who put up $24 million of his own money into his primary campaign. She will challenge Jerry Brown, the state’s attorney general, who was first elected governor of California three decades ago
Both women handily defeated their rivals. In the case of Meg Whitman crushed Steve Poizner 64-26 and Carly Fiorina dusted both Tom Campbell and Chuck Divore (Fiorina 55, Campbell 24 and DeVore 17). In Fiorina’s case, I am curious if Palin’s endorsement is what helped her break out of the pack.

So, now the battle lines are set. Moneybags Meg will take on the throw back Jerry Brown and Mama Grizzly Fiorina will square off against the elitist Barbara Boxer. I think I will have to send my good friend Left Coast Rebel a clothespin for his nose and a bottle of Grey Goose so he can bring himself to vote in November.


Lisa said...

Being a Californian, I am disappointed but not surprised by these results. I voted for Poizner and DeVore. Voters also passed proposition 14 which is a huge mistake. Our elections are changed for good, but not for the better, in my opinion. It is disappointing because California Republicans still don't seem to get it. If they were really conservatives, they would have voted for DeVore. If they were really paying attention, they would have voted no on 14. Ugh...

Left Coast Rebel said...

A closepin and 2 bottles of Grey Goose is what it will take!


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