Boxer re-elected to Senate; Brown wins California governor's race

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California attorney general and democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown (2nd L) greets a voter after voting on November 2, 2010 in Oakland, California. Jerry Brown is in a tight race to win the election for California governor against republican challenger and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman.

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer will retain her position as California's junior senator. Democrat Jerry Brown is projected to defeat Republican Meg Whitman to be the new governor of California.

This will be Brown's third term, his first in 30 years. It will be Boxer's fourth term.

Brown is currently the state attorney general.

More from the Associated Press:

Democrat Barbara Boxer has won her fourth term in the U.S. Senate, dashing GOP hopes of removing the liberal icon with a strong challenge from former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Carly Fiorina.

Boxer's re-election Tuesday was not easy. She faced a multimillionaire candidate and a wave of attack ads funded by out-of-state business and conservative groups.

The campaign was among the most challenging in the 69-year-old senator's long political career, as she found herself defending Democratic attempts to turn around the struggling economy.

Fiorina blamed Democrats for failed economic policies, but Boxer turned the tables and said Fiorina represented a return to past Republican policies that created the recession.

Boxer also painted Fiorina as too extreme for most California voters on issues ranging from abortion to gun control.

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