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November 09, 2005 1 min read
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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for more bipartisanship in California yesterday after three education-related measures he backed but which were opposed by teachers’ unions were soundly rejected.

According to early unofficial results, 55.1 percent of votes were cast against Measure 74, which would have increased the time it takes for a teacher to become tenured from two to five years. Meanwhile, 53.5 percent voted against Proposition 75, which sought to prohibit public-employee unions from using member dues for political action without annual prior consent. And 62.1 percent voted against Proposition 76, which would have changed the state’s Proposition 98 school aid formula to give lawmakers more say over the annual education budget. (Voters Reject All 8 Propositions; Bid to Remake State Gov’t. Fails, Los Angeles Times.)

In Virginia, Democrat Timothy M. Kaine, the lieutenant governor, had captured 51.7 percent of votes according to state counts this morning, compared with 46 percent for Republican challenger and former state attorney general Jerry W. Kilgore. H. Russell Potts Jr., a Republican state senator who ran as an Independent, received 2.2 percent of the vote. Mr. Kaine will succeed Democratic Gov. Mark Warner, who is prohibited by state law from running for a second consecutive term. (Democrat Kaine Wins in Virginia, The Washington Post.)

Meanwhile, in the New Jersey governor’s race, U.S. Sen. Jon S. Corzine, a Democrat, won 53 percent of votes to defeat Republican challenger and former assistant state treasurer Douglas Forrester. (Jon Stevens Corzine: From Capitol to State House, New York Times.)

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—Compiled by Robert C. Johnston

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