November 3, 2010
ELECTION RESULTS: Brown’s history, personality lead to victory
The longtime politician played to California's historic tendency to elect veteran officeholders and send first-timers to the sidelines. And his quirkiness inoculated him from whatever anti-incumbent mood there was.
In a year dominated by brash political novices, 72-year-old veteran Jerry Brown propelled himself back into the governor’s office Tuesday with a mix of guile, good luck and timing.
Brown’s ascension to the job he held half a lifetime ago came in dramatic fashion, as he vanquished both a national Republican tide and the expansive wallet of Republican Meg Whitman, who broke a spending record by putting more than $141 million of her own money into the race.
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