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AP Calls Jerry Brown CA's Next Governor, CNN Projects a Win for Barbara Boxer

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28 years after he left the Governor's office, he's back for a third term. Just a hour after the polls closed, the Associated Press called the gubernatorial race for Democrat and current Attorney General Jerry Brown. He becomes the 39th California Governor (was the 34th between in 1975 and 1983) beats Republican and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman, who broke records in campaign spending, most of it -- $142 million -- from her personal fortune.

The race for California's U.S. Senator, CNN projected a win for Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer, which helps her party keep control of the upper house. The news channel later also called the gubernatorial race for Brown.