Meg Whitman vs Jerry Brown and Barbara Boxer vs Carly Fiorina?
Race For California Governor and Senator: California Primary Results, Who Will Win?
If Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina win the Republican Primaries for California Governor and the candidacy for Senate then it will be unusual for Republicans and a challenge for Democrats. Barbara Boxer is up for re-election as the Senator from California while Jerry Brown is a shoe-in for the Democratic nomination for the Governor of California.
Meg Whitman is the former CEO of eBay. Carly Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard. Both have immense personal fortunes. Both Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina have invested millions into their respective runs for win the Republican nominations - with the GOP being more closely contested the Democratic races.
Yet the top Republican races surmounted all others in terms of drama and dollars. The GOP governor's primary has obliterated the record for the most expensive primary in the state's history. As of May 22, former eBay chief Meg Whitman had spent more than $80 million — including $71 million of her own money — in her first quest for public office. Her opponent Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, had put in $24 million of his own money.
Carly Fiorina's the front runner has been acting like she has already won the GOP Senate Nomination as she easily outspent her opponents Rep. Tom Campbell and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore.
Carly Fiorina also had the benefit of a Sarah Palin endorsement and a last minute Sarah Palin Robo-Call
Hi. This is Sarah Palin calling for the Carly for California campaign. I’m calling to ask you to vote for Carly Fiorina, the commonsense conservative running for United States Senate. You know thankfully Carly is not a career politician. She’s a businesswoman who knows from personal experience that when government grows, the private sector shrinks. Carly is the conservative who has the best chance to beat liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer.
The Republicans are hoping their candidates will have the momentum to beat the thrice elected Barbara Boxer and the former Governor of California Jerry Brown.
Whatever happens in the California primary on Tuesday the turnout is expected to be light
Turnout for the primary is expected to be relatively light, with perhaps a third of registered voters casting ballots. Of the 16.9 million Californians registered, 40 percent — or 6.8 million — requested vote-by-mail ballots. As of Monday, 1.8 million of those ballots had been returned.