Where Angles Fear to Tread

November 3, 2010

Republicans Gain the House

Filed under: Politics, US Politics — Tags: — Right Angle @ 4:02 am

As expected the Republicans have now reached +44 seats in the House which means that (baring a miracle / disaster) they will regain the House. The Republicans now have to work with the President and the Senate (as the Republicans appear to have failed to gain the Senate) and share some of the blame if the next two years don’t go well. Of course, if there is an improvement in the US economy (which seems likely) then the Republicans can share some of the successes.

Meanwhile in the Senate in California, Carly Fiorina (Rep) has been beaten by Barbara Boxer (Dem) despite spending over US$5m to win the primary and more on the election. And the Governorship has gone to Jerry Brown (Dem) over Meg Whitman (Rep) who used to run Ebay, and spent over US$130m of her own money (more than spent in the UK elections last time). How this amount can be spent is anyone’s guess, but California is estimated to be the 8th largest economy in the world so the power available in this is potentially indescribable! Much more likely we will not see a large difference at this side of the pond, but Jerry Brown needs to recover from a very large budget deficit.

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