Jerry Brown to replace Schwarzenegger as California governor
Hollywood star-turned California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be succeeded by the winner of this year’s governorship elections, Jerry Brown who stood on the ticket of the Democratic Party. Many analysts expected Brown to emerge winner and didn’t come as a shock when the results showed him on top.
Studies by MSN and Google had stated that Brown was leading his opponent Meg Whitman, the former eBay boss. 72 year old Brown has been in politics for so many years and has held tons of political positions.
He became governor of California from 1975-1983 meaning his political experience is far superior to Meg Whitman who is a newbie in the political world. Whitman came into politics straight from his management of online retailer eBay and he invested over $ 140 million into the electoral race from his bank accounts.
The governorship race is one of the most costly ever in American history in addition to the white House elections in 2008.
Schwarzenegger stepped down after 8 years in office as governor of California.