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Whitman, Fiorina win big in Calif. GOP primary

Tuesday was a big day for a pair of former technology luminaries who ditched the boardroom in favor of the campaign trail.

Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay, handily won the Republican nomination for the California gubernatorial race. And Carly Fiorina, who previously held the top spot at HP, won her bid to represent the GOP in a challenge to incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Whitman, a billionaire from her stewardship over the online auction site during its glory years, poured $71 million of her own fortune into her campaign, and easily defeat State Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner.

Whitman will move on to face former Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, in the general election.

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