You would think this Texas living, ex-California Assemblyman would let this year’s California U.S. Senate race just happen, right?
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:
- Elizabeth Emken formally entered the U.S. Senate race in late January. Chuck, you are just plain wrong on this.
- Elizabeth Emken opposed passage of Obamacare, and she has made it her first priority to repeal Obamacare. Chuck, you are just plain wrong on this.
- Elizabeth Emken is a rock solid conservative. She has a team that can (and has) won statewide. And she is far outpacing all other GOP opponents in money and endorsements, including conservatives like Bill Jones, Lew Uhler, and Ron Nehring. Chuck, you are just plain wrong on this.
- By attacking Elizabeth Emken’s past financial ”support” for an incumbent Republican U.S. Senator, Chuck is attacking Rick Santorum, Jon Kyl and other conservatives who also supported the re-elect of that incumbent Senator. Again, Chuck, you’re just plain wrong on this.
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?
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.
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, 2011Probably 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.
They could NOT be bothered TO VOTE.
- Carly Fiorina – Voted in 5 of 18 elections, 2000-08
- Meg Whitman – Voted in 6 of 13 elections, 2002-07
This failure to vote is a big deal for Flap and WILL be a vote breaker for Flap in a California GOP Primary election. Luckily, the GOP has other candidates in each race:
Steve Poizner who is the GOP California Insurance Commissioner and
Chuck DeVore who is a GOP California Assemblyman
Now, will Poizner and Devore be able to exploit this vulnerability?
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the White House in Washington, March 20, 2009The stories are out again suggesting that the Governator will run against incumbent United States Senator Barabara Boxer in 2010.
The Chronicle points out that the Terminator turned governor has been tactful in his political allegiances. He campaigned for Sen. John McCain during the 2008 campaign and showed up last week with President Obama at a White House meeting on infrastructure.
The article points out his ambitious campaigning across the state for his new budget plan and notes that lately the governor has softened his tone on a political future.
“I have my hands full with all the stuff I’m doing now,” Schwarzenegger said earlier this month. “I’m concentrating on that and not what I’m going to do next,” he told the Chronicle reporter.
“You know,” he apparently added, “I’m not a politician. I’m a public servant.”
He and wife Maria Shriver are not strangers to Washingtonâ€™s power circles.
Saturday night, Schwarzenegger brought down the house during his Republican â€œresponseâ€ at Washington Gridiron Dinner. He laughed at the journalistsâ€™ apparent dumping by the president, who declined the invitationt to attend.
“You did such lovely work for [Obama],” the governor told Washingtonâ€™s media elite. “You put your lives on hold to put him in the White House. Now you get all dressed up, the champagne’s on ice, and you find out he’s just not that into you,â€ he joked, according to the Washington Post.
But, Arnold is warring with the California GOP, has poor approval ratings as Governor in the latest polls and would have to run against a long-time incumbent U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who has plenty of campaign cash.
Don’t look for Arnold to involve himself with a partisan primary election in which he will face another self-funded millionaire, Carly Fiorina and/or California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore who has gained the endorsements of most all of the elected members of the California GOP. More likely, Arnold will be appointed to some Obama Administration position or simply go back to Hollywood and make some movies.
California GOP Assemblyman Chuck DeVore speaking on the floor of the California Assembly, February 14, 2009
Today, California GOP Assemblyman and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore addressed a group of energy lawyers in San Francisco. His prescription for increasing California tax revenues: Drill Baby Drill.
Besides slicing and dicing Boxer during a red-meat speech to the California Republican Party convention last weekend, the state senator from Irvine let it be known that he will push a plan to get dollars flowing into California’s coffers without soaking average state taxpayers.
His plan: Drill, baby, drill.
DeVore says there are 9 billion barrels of oil waiting to be had beneath California’s coastal waters. He calls for an aggressive off-shore oil exploitation program, using slant drilling technology. He says tax revenues produced by increased oil operations may well grease the way to balanced state budgets.
“Those are state waters,” he says. “That’s our oil.”
This solution is almost too simple. But, the “Save the Whale” types in Santa Barbara and Monterey will continue to block drilling – even the slant drilling type because they fear oil spill and the despoiling of animal habitats.
Now, new technology may alleviate the concerns for any oil spill mishaps but it will be a hard sell to these environmental zealots.
California GOP Assemblyman and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck Devore’s Web Ad: Barbara Boxer and her tax and spend colleagues in Washington just spent $620 million dollars on a brand new Capitol Hill Visitors center that was $360 million over budget and three years late.
If California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wishes to run for Barbara Boxer’s California U.S. Senate seat he will have to get a move on it. Yesterday, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore announced a plethora of Republican elected backers, including 26 of the the current 29 GOP members of the California Assembly.
The Assembly and Senate endorsers:
Assembly (not including DeVore himself)
- Mike Villines
- Anthony Adams
- Joel Anderson
- Bill Berryhill
- Tom Berryhill
- Sam Blakeslee
- Connie Conway
- Paul Cook
- Mike Duvall
- Bill Emmerson
- Jean Fuller
- Ted Gaines
- Martin Garrick
- Danny Gilmore
- Curt Hagman
- Diane Harkey
- Kevin Jeffries
- Stephen Knight
- Jeff Miller
- Dan Logue
- Brian Nestande
- Jim Nielsen
- Cameron Smyth
- Audra Strickland
- Van Tran
- Jeff Denham
- Bob Dutton
- Bob Huff
- George Runner
- Mimi Walters
- Mark Wyland
Of course Arnold can spend unlimited amounts of his own money on media and raise tons more as California Governor but DeVore is pushing the California budget embattled Governor to either fish or cut bait in this race.
Will Arnold show his hand soon?
Barbara Boxer and her tax and spend colleagues in Washington just spent $620 million dollars on a brand new Capitol Hill Visitors center that was $360 million over budget and three years late.
As an opening salvo against the 69 year old incumbent Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer this ad is NOT bad – at least somebody from the California GOP is questioning the far left leaning Boxer.
Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said, â€œBarbara Boxer and Harry Reid may think itâ€™s worth $621 million to protect their delicate noses from the American public, but I think this over budget and late building project is symbolic of the greater waste weâ€™ll be seeing with more than a trillion dollars in bailouts.California canâ€™t afford Barbara Boxer.â€DeVore has opposed all the federal bailouts, suggesting that the free market needs both failure and success to operate properly.
DeVore for California announced additional endorsements today, picking up the support of three veteran lawmakers, Senators George Runner and Mark Wyland, as well as Assemblyman Martin Garrick.Newly elected Republican Assemblymembers Diane Harkey and Dan Logue also joined the effort.Last week, DeVoreâ€™s U.S. Senate campaign announced the support of newly elected Congressman Tom McClintock and ten other lawmakers.
Devore will have an uphill battle against the long time incumbent Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer, particularly if the rumors about California Governor Arnold Swarzenegger and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney bear some fruit. Both Arnold and Mitt could self-fund a GOP primary race in the expensive California media market.
But, undeterred by the rumors, DeVore is utilizing a new social media strategy to spread the early word about his candidacy. The website is here.