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  • Early in the interview, DeVore was asked if he had always planned to run for Senate, to which he replied:

    I’ve never had a desire to be anything.

    Inspirational stuff, really.

    The best line of the entire interview, however, was the next sentence:

    Offices are tools from which you do things with.

    Also, too.

    (tags: Chuck_DeVore)
  • The table below compares the White House's February 2009 projection of the number of jobs that would be created by the 2009 stimulus law (through the end of 2010) with the actual change in state payroll employment through September 2009 (the latest figures available). According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted. Only North Dakota has seen net job creation following the February 2009 stimulus. While President Obama claimed the result of his stimulus bill would be the creation of 3.5 million jobs, the Nation has already lost a total of 2.7 million – a difference of 6.2 million jobs.
  • October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as one of millions of breast cancer survivors across the country, I wanted to take a few moments to share some thoughts with the BlogHer community regarding my experiences battling the disease andmore importantlywhat I learned along the way.
  • In Gallup Daily tracking that spans Barack Obama's third quarter in office (July 20 through Oct. 19), the president averaged a 53% job approval rating. That is down sharply from his prior quarterly averages, which were both above 60%.
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) accused the White House on Wednesday of "street-brawling" with opponents, and said the West Wing's strategy of freezing out opponents amounts to a latter-day "enemies list," a reference to an infamous practice of President Richard Nixon.

    "An 'enemies list' only denigrates the Presidency and the Republic itself," Alexander said on the Senate floor. "These are unusually difficult times, with plenty of forces encouraging us to disagree. Lets not start calling people out and compiling an enemies list. Lets push the street-brawling out of the White House and work together on the truly presidential issues: creating jobs, reducing health care costs, reducing the debt, creating clean energy."

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has told colleagues that he was given bad information by the American Medical Association (AMA), which will result in a significant setback to Democrats healthcare reform strategy.

    Democrats are not expected to have the votes to pass a 10-year freeze of scheduled cuts to doctors' Medicare payments, according to sources in both parties. Reid had offered to pass the "doctors' fix" in return for support from the doctors on President Barack Obama's broader healthcare initiative, which is slated for the Senate floor later this year.

  • Carly Fiorina, a likely Republican candidate for Senate in California, made public on Tuesday what her GOP primary opponent Chuck DeVore has long claimed: that the national party is supporting her bid to take out Sen. Barbara Boxer next year.

    "The chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee has encouraged me to enter the race, reaffirming my belief that Chuck DeVore can not beat Barbara Boxer," Fiorina said Tuesday, according to
    NRSC is denying the endorsement though.

  • SDNR: If and when Carly Fiorina officially enters the race, how will your campaign change?

    CD: It won’t change a dang thing. I look forward to her being in the race. It will put the spotlight on the race and it will give my campaign more name ID. She’s going to bring more interest into this race that would otherwise be a cakewalk for me in the primary. If I can’t beat Carly Fiorina, there’s no way in hell I can beat Barbara Boxer—she’ll be a great tune-up.

    SDNR: Were your plans always to run for the Senate?

    CD: I’ve never had a desire to be anything. Offices are tools from which you do things with. It just appeared to me that the intellectual vigor of my party had been spent under George W. Bush. There was just no enthusiasm there.

  • The following are derived from FEC filings for the 2010 cycle ending 9/30/09.
    California BOXER (D) 1,645,191 688,696 176,586 0 6,351,426
    DeVore (R) 382,680 309,673 10,300 88,314 144,733
    Note the last figures of Cash on Hand Boxer 6.3 M vs DeVore 144K. Not even close

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