CNN is projecting 72yearold Democrat Jerry Brown to win back the California governor’s office he held from 19741982. The “Comeback Kid” has a 5point lead over Republican nominee Meg Whitman in early returns.
Jerry undoubtedly enjoyed his old job. I may be wrong, but I seem to recall that he dated Linda Ronstadt back then, or maybe it was another singer. Anyway, if CNN is correct, it looks like he his back. Gov. Arnold, a Republican, will be handing over the reins of the largest and perpetually challenged state to a Democrat.
CNN also is projecting that Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer of California will survive a challenge from Republican (and failed CEO) Carly Fiorina.