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CA-Sen: Ex- California POL Chuck DeVore Cannot Let Go

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You would think this Texas living, ex-California Assemblyman would let this year’s California U.S. Senate race just happen, right?

Wrong.

Chcuk DeVore went to my friend, Jon Fleischman’s site and penned this endorsement of Dan Hughes who is running in the California June Primary election for United States Senate. The incumbent is long time Democrat U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Dan’s leading opponent, Elizabeth Emken, ran for Congress in 2010 and placed fourth in a four person GOP primary despite putting in significant personal money. Emken’s biggest political contribution before that, other than to her own campaign, was the $1,000 she and her husband gave to liberal Republican-turned-Democrat Senator Arlen Specter in the year he ran against conservative champion Pat Toomey, now a U.S. Senator. Her main efforts in public policy have been to lobby to have more state government health insurance mandates – a policy that drives up the cost of insurance for all of us. In fact, she was even paid $151,486 to professionally lobby Democrat Members of Congress to expand what ObamaCare covers and what we taxpayers are on the hook for.

Dan Hughes has been in the race only a brief time while Elizabeth Emken has been running since last year. Yet Emken has only generated around $39,000 while Hughes is the top fundraiser among Senate GOP candidates. Dan is a committed and very hard working candidate who is spending his time and money to stand up for conservative principles and take the fight to Dianne Feinstein.

One of Hughes’ opponents on the Republican side is Elizabeth Emken, whose Senior Communications Adviser, Mark Standriff, wrote this piece in response.

For the record:

You remember, Chuck DeVore, the former Orange County based Assemblyman who wasted $ hundreds of thousands of Republican donors money in running a futile U.S. Senate primary race against former Rep. Tom Campbell and Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Here are the results of DeVore’s last election – the one in which he received less than 20% of the vote:

Mark Standriff in his piece talks about SOUR GRAPES from DeVore.

Chuck, isn’t it time to just let it go?

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Chuck DeVore Quits California – Moves to Texas

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Former California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore

Maybe it is a case of a good job, the grass is greener over the next hill or political opportunities. In any case, former California Republican Assenblyman and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore is moving from California to Texas.
Former GOP Assemblyman and U.S. Senate hopeful Chuck DeVore has given up his Orange County supervisor bid to move his family to Texas. While caring for aging parents was one factor in the move, the Irvine Republican also blamed California’s economic climate, writing in a statement on his website that he’s “found it hard to earn enough to support my family” since leaving office last year.

“My old aerospace clientele has fled to greener, less-expensive pastures Combined with the drain on our savings caused by six years of public service in the Assembly, we have come to the reluctant conclusion that it is time to move,” DeVore wrote.

DeVore has accepted a new job as a visiting scholar at the nonprofit Texas Public Policy Foundation, where he will write a book on “the Texas Model of how low taxes and low government spending, a light and predictable regulatory environment, respect for property rights, and a business-friendly legal climate has turned Texas into America’s jobs generating dynamo.”

He won’t be the only California transplant working for the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Joshua Treviño, a former legislative and campaign aide to DeVore, serves as the institute’s director of communications.

Well, Chuck burned his bridges in his U.S. Senate race against Carly Fiorina and his ol’ buddy Trevino left California for the Texas Public Policy Foundation after DeVore lost. So, perhaps this move is just a former employee helping his boss out getting a job.

I suspect it is more than this though.

DeVore had no where to go in California politics and he wants to run and hoild public office again.

DeVore is just a POL who wants to start anew.

Good luck, Chuck.

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Sarah Palin Has Aides That Like to Blab A Lot – Frank Bailey Edition

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Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years by Frank Bailey, Ken Morris and Jeanne Devon

I suppose Sarah Palin probably wishes she did not share too much with Frank Bailey.
The next big tell-all book about ex-Alaska Guv Sarah Palin drops Tuesday and the hook on “Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin” is juicy: It is based on Palin’s own words, in the form of thousands of emails she wrote to co-author and longtime former aide Frank Bailey, a self-described Fox News-watching Republican.

“This book is littered with her words — and we took nothing out of context,” co-author Ken Morris, a Marin County resident and self-described progressive, told Comrade Marinucci and I Monday.

“There were so many more shocking revelations that Frank wasn’t comfortable putting in,so we didn’t. He wanted to tell the story about what was wrong as opposed to things about affairs and legitimacies and diet pills. Yes, he wants people to know what kind of person Sarah Palin is like, because that is important,” Morris said.

Morris described Bailey as “a whistle-blower.” And his story is intended to be a warning about unvetted politicians slipping through the process. “I’m really critical of how we’re doing politics now.”

“Sarah Palin becomes sort of symbolic of people like Donald Trump, or of anybody out there who we don’t vet properly,” Morris said. “It’s just a searing indictment of (GOP presidential nominee) John McCain. We leave no doubt that there was zero vetting” of Palin prior to her becoming the Republican VP nominee in 2008.

Not a happy day for Sarah Palin.

But, on the other hand, Bailey did relate that the rumors about Palin not being the mother of Trig (and her daughter Bristol was): “She did have Trig,” Morris said. “(Bailey) went to see Trig the morning of his birth.”

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Sarah Palin Has Aides That Like to Blab A Lot – Rebecca Mansour Edition

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Rebecca Mansour, who founded the website Conservatives4Palin, listens to the Former Republican vice Presidential candidate and Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin speaking at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, February 4, 2011

Probably better if Rebecca Mansour would have kept her Direct Tweets to herself.
A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin.

Red State Editor-in-Chief and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally).

Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote, but usually Romney’s presence online is just an “AstroTurf brigade.”

“Would love to tell Mitt’s lackeys to stop backstabbing my boss anonymously,” Mansour wrote.

Then-California Senate candidate Chuck DeVore “wants to be the next Hugh Hewitt (or Huckabee). He knows he can’t win. He wants to become a ‘personality’. Give him a show to go away,” Mansour wrote. Palin endorsed Carly Fiorina over DeVore in the GOP primary for the race, angering some conservatives.

Talking about the bosses daughter, Bristol, is certainly something Mansour have kept to herself. And, even though she is probably correct about Romney and DeVore, it would probably be better not to memorlaize those thoughts in writing or via any electronic device.

Not a happy day for Sarah Palin.

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