Five of the 12 Princeton alumni running for U.S. Congressional or gubernatorial seats won their elections Nov. 2, according to news reports. For more details, follow the links below.
In a bid to regain the office he held from 2003 to 2007, Maryland’s former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich ’79
lost to incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley. [Baltimore Sun
California Republican Meg Whitman ’77
, the former CEO of eBay and lead donor for Princeton’s Whitman College, fell to former Gov. Jerry Brown. [Los Angeles Times
On Wednesday morning, Republican Ken Buck ’81
, district attorney for Colorado’s Weld County, remained deadlocked in his race against Democrat Michael Bennet, the state’s junior senator. [Denver Post
UPDATE (Nov. 3, 11:12 a.m. EST)
The Denver Post has announced
Bennet as the winner in Colorado’s senate race.
House of Representatives
The morning after election day, Randy Altschuler ’93
, a co-founder of two start-up businesses and Republican challenger in New York’s first district, trailed in a close race with Rep. Tim Bishop, a four-term incumbent Democrat. [Newsday
UPDATE (Nov. 3, 11:20 a.m. EST)
With 99.3 percent of precincts reporting, USA Today has called the election
in favor of Bishop, who leads by 3,332 votes (1.8 percent of votes counted).
UPDATE (Nov. 8, 12:13 p.m. EST)
The Wall Street Journal reports that Altschuler jumped ahead by 400 votes
after a routine check of totals discovered an error in the tallies relayed to election officials. More than 9,000 absentee ballots will be counted later this week.