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Tom Torlakson
Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term
Gov. Brown coasts to historic fourth term

California voters decisively elected Gov. Jerry Brown to a historic fourth term Tuesday, a rare bright spot for Democrats on a night when Republicans celebrated huge victories in the rest of the nation. Brown handily defeated GOP challenger Neel Kashkari and voters also approved the two propositions that the incumbent championed — a $7.5-billion water bond measure and a state rainy-day fund. Brown pointed to those victories as he ruminated on his reelection outside the historic governor's mansion in Sacramento shortly after the polls closed. "The world looks pretty troubled out there. The country is facing a lot of uncertainty. But here in California, where they called us...

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