The past decade has been a disaster for California, a state flattened under dismal growth and a $20 billion deficit that even Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger cannot lift.
But prominent Republican businesswomen and political newcomers Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina are betting they can turn this train wreck around and lead the nation's most populous state — and the GOP nationwide — to a comeback.
Former eBay CEO Whitman squares off against Attorney General and former Gov. Jerry Brown in the campaign to replace Gov. Schwarzenegger, while former Hewlett-Packard CEO Fiorina seeks to unseat longtime Sen. Barbara Boxer.
Newsmax magazine's exclusive report "On the Road Again" explores the two races — and what they mean for the country. For there is now far-reaching optimism that Whitman and Fiorina can set the nation's bellwether state back on the road to economic health and the GOP back to prominence.
The ultimate outcome could well make a familiar statement more true than ever: "I have seen the future, and it's California."
This exclusive Newsmax report explores:
Fiorina's exclusive Newsmax interview
Whitman: Where Schwarzenegger went wrong
California's education rating — from 7th to dead last
Breaking up California — the "three-state option"
Is California's real debt $1 trillion?
Ben Stein: Why I Love California — a six-page pictorial
Whitman, Fiorina, and the tea party movement
Fiorina's open microphone gaffe
The "Thelma and Louise" factor in California politics
The surprisingly rosy results of recent polls
Public unions' California clout — $270,000 for a prison nurse
The Golden State's immigrant burden
Voter registrations give Republicans new hope
The California "tax revolt" that helped put Reagan in the White House
Two Whitman and Fiorina qualities that make "GOP hearts flutter"
Wealthy taxpayers' mass exodus from California
Gov. Schwarzenegger's "draconian" budget cuts
Fiorina: We're "shockingly" used to incompetent government
Whitman's call: Guts, not glamour
Democrats' restlessness over Jerry Brown's campaign
Republicans' growing strength among independents
How California resembles debt-ridden Greece
Where the state ranks among business-tax climates
Public pension costs: Up 2,000 percent in a decade
This edition of Newsmax magazine is not to be missed.
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