Brown, Boxer Win in California

The Republican tidal wave stopped short in California: Democrat Jerry Brown will return to the governor’s office in California, after winning an hard-fought race against Republican Meg Whitman on Tuesday night. Whitman poured a tremendous amount of her own money into what was the most expensive gubernatorial election in California history. Her loss makes Brown, once a youthful governor in the 1970s, now the state's oldest executive. Meanwhile, liberal icon Barbara Boxer fought off a challenge from her Republican opponent, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, to keep her Senate seat.