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Meg Whitman concedes governor's race to Jerry Brown

November 2, 2010 | 11:57 pm

Whitman_concede

Meg Whitman conceded defeat in the race for California governor. Whitman said she called Jerry Brown to congratulate him on his victory.

“Tonight has not turned out quite as we had hoped," she told supporters in Universal City. “I gave it my all, and so did you.”

Whitman said she hoped Californians could come together after a long and divisive campaign season. "It is my hope that a new era of bipartisan problem solving can begin tonight," she said."

Whitman shattered American political records, spending $141.5 million of her own money on the campaign.

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Photo credit: Damian Dovarganes / Associated Press

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