November 3rd, 2010
05:22 AM ET
10 years ago

GOP has picked up 10 governorships from Democrats, CNN projects

(CNN) - Republicans appeared to have regained the majority of U.S. governorships Tuesday night, capturing 10 in states where the previous executives were Democrats, according to CNN projections of exit poll data.

But Democrats scored two takeaways, including in California, where CNN projected that Jerry Brown will defeat Republican Meg Whitman for the governorship now held by Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is stepping down under term limits. The other takeaway state was Hawaii.

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  1. jules sand-perkins

    Oh, what a beautiful morning!

    November 3, 2010 05:46 am at 5:46 am |
  2. Dr.Kristin Rao

    Californians were undaunted by the Republicans spending tons of money to buy the Governor's and the Senate seats. I am disappointed that the corporate money with thanks to inept Supreme Court decison on campaign financing law the House has ben bought by the Republicans.

    Dr. Kristin Rao, Olney, MD

    November 3, 2010 05:59 am at 5:59 am |
  3. Steven P

    Let the gerrymandering begin. Oh, wait...the Dems do it as well.

    November 3, 2010 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  4. rosettabowman

    Jerry Brown won with the backing of big $$ & support of those 'status quo' power brokers who will keep Calif in debt. That's his experience.

    November 3, 2010 07:34 am at 7:34 am |