CA-Sen: Chuck DeVore Misused California Public Funds for US Senate Campaign?

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Joshua Trevino (L), Communications Director for U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore

The answer may be yes if the facts in the below embedded complaint are indeed true.

And, then there is an issue with the reporting of any in-kind contributions for the DeVore Senate Campaign to the Federal Elections Commission. These issues are explored in the embedded complaint to the FEC below:

FEC Complaint Chuck Devore

I, frankly, do NOT care what Joshua Trevino and Leisa Brug Kline do in their time away from State of California employment. And, I do not care that they love California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore so much that they wish to volunteer their time to get him elected to the United States Senate.

But, I DO care if my taxpayer dollars are being used to underwrite his campaign.

The investigation will continue, the election will come and go with DeVore not winning and there may even be a small penalty attached to this conduct.

For now, the main issue though is the poor judgment of Chuck DeVore.

Trevino and Kline should have taken a leave of absence from their State of California jobs when they began staffing DeVore’s campaign for U.S. Senate. If they were worried about salaried employment, DeVore should have paid them out of his campaign collections (he certainly has raised enough to pay them a decent salary). But, he didn’t.

Why?

Who knows?

Was DeVore being cheap? 

Or was DeVore just arrogantly naive or clueless of the appearances/repercussions?

In any case, the issue of impropriety has been raised and will be considered by the voters in June.

CA-Sen: Chuck DeVore Communications Director a NO SHOW at California GOP Convention?

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Joshua Trevino (L), Communications Director for U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore

I remember last Fall, when Joshua Trevino, Chuck DeVore’s spokeshole ravaged Carly Fiorina for not attending the California Republican Convention because she was finishing up her treatment for breast cancer.

Remember?

I saw this today on Twitter and really could not believe it. A spokesman and a paid one at that for California Republican Assemblyman and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore, Joshua Trevino,  mocking fellow Republican Carly Fiorina for not attending this past weekend’s California GOP Convention in Indian Wells.

James Richardson has the FLAP.

And, today is the start of the Spring California Republican Party convention in Santa Clara, California. Carly Fiorina will address a Saturday luncheon.

But, where is spokeshole Trevino?

Apparently, Trevino is not even in California but in Texas.

I guess with his candidate Chuck DeVore’s poor showing in the polls (7 per cent in the last one), there is no need for DeVore have a campaign team in place at the GOP convention.

So, has Trevino already given up on Chuck and trolling for a new gig at SWSX?

Looks like it……

Josh why aren’t you in Santa Clara with your candidate?


CA-Sen: Chuck DeVore Boosts Up Carly Fiorina With HIS OWN Opposition Research

Posted Posted in Carly Fiorina, Chuck DeVore, Josh Trevino
chuckdevoretweets CA-Sen: Chuck DeVore Says Pro-Life While He Votes For Public Taxpayer Funding of Abortion

California Assemblyman and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore Tweeting

Oops Josh Trevino, Chuck DeVore’s spokeshole has done it again.

Campaign spokesman Josh Trevino alerted Chuck DeVore’s legions of followers and fans to a piece in the Washington Independent on the entry of Tom Campbell into the U.S. Senate race that seemingly provides ammunition to Carly Fiorina’s camp.

Trevino latched onto reporter Dave Weigel’s characterization of Campbell’s Senate candidacy as a “vote of no-confidence” in the Fiorina campaign.

The piece notes that Campbell, as finance director for Arnold Schwarzenegger, “helped muscle through” the 2005 budget. Legislative analysis noted, “that expenditures are projected to grow from $81.7 billion in 2004-05 to $90 billion in 2005-06, an increase of over 10 percent.”

So naturally one would assume DeVore stood opposed in all his conservative glory. But he actually joined with the Democrats and voted for the budget that also included funding for abortion.

This is pretty funny stuff. Chuck DeVore’s campaign bolstering the argument that Carly Fiorina is better on the issue of fiscal responsibility than himself. Every California voter knows the last few California budgets have been a disaster for the economy here.

It is almost as funny as DeVore’s op-ed today in the Washington Times on the issue of Afghanistan – where he flip-flops.


“As a result of culture and geography, Mr. Obama’s Afghan surge will likely fall short of its objectives while spending $40 billion per year. Employing conventional forces in pursuit of terrorists and guerrilla forces is always an expensive proposition. Attempting to build nations on soil not yet fertile to the concepts of democracy and national unity is even more problematic. Neither is needed to produce the result we want: deadly consequences for attacking Americans. This can be done with special forces, drones and better human intelligence.” (emphasis added)

Remember what DeVore said previously in a statement where he bashed President Obama speaking at West Point:


“The first reason is that the number of Americans is insufficient for the task at hand and added incrementally as to give the Taliban a chance to adjust.”

Gee, I am no foreign policy expert but I know a flip when I read one. Or, was Chuck simply dancing around the issue to see if an Afghan “surge” would be successful, then he could claim being right on the issue. So, what is it Chuck?

Want to bet whether Carly Fiorina will be using this DeVore OPPO research?


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