Chuck DeVore’s Senate run doomed as Carly Fiorina enters the race

Chuck Devore is a loser

Chuck DeVore lost in 2002, when he ran for the Irvine City Council

Rich former CEO Carly Fiorina has formed an exploratory campaign committee and is looking to run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Barbara Boxer.

Sorry Chuck DeVore!  Looks like you are toast.  Maybe you can run for the Irvine City Council?  Ruh-roh, that didn’t work out last time, in 2002 (see the graphic above).

DeVore responded to Fiorina’s entry into the race with this catty email:

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, the only announced Republican candidate for California’s 2010 U.S. Senate race against Barbara Boxer, today commented on news that Carly Fiorina, the ousted former head of Hewlett-Packard, had formally created an exploratory committee.

Assemblyman DeVore said, “She’s in, as we’ve expected for months, and already she’s showing her colors, hiring a Hollywood PR firm and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief moneyman.” Fiorina has already engaged Strategic Perception, Inc., the Hollywood, CA-based business that was the “Chief Creative Consultant” for Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential run.

“I don’t expect to see Fiorina out talking to the grassroots, taking her case personally to concerned voters,” DeVore added. DeVore has already made 113 appearances to more than 20,000 voters since declaring his candidacy last November. He has garnered support from some 8,000 donors and 58% of California’s elected Republicans, including Congressman Tom McClintock.

“This campaign won’t be decided by slick ads from a Hollywood PR firm, nor by retreads from the ’08 McCain campaign, nor by the D.C. party establishment that gave up on California years ago,” DeVore said, “Rather, this campaign will turn on the hearts and minds of working Californians who want to see and speak with the candidates who ask for their votes.”

DeVore’s campaign noted that Fiorina’s views on issues are unclear, and her background makes her an inviting target for liberal senator Barbara Boxer. Fiorina’s public record stands in stark contrast to DeVore’s:

• Media reports have variously described Fiorina as moderate or conservative, having been silent on all of California’s major political battles of the past decade. DeVore has a proven 5-year voting record on the issues that matter to Republican primary voters and has been an active conservative for 28 years.

• The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Fiorina didn’t bother to vote in 13 of the last 18 elections. DeVore has never missed an election.

• Fiorina was a high-profile supporter of the financial bailout which kick-started President Obama’s new era of big government with trillion dollar deficits. DeVore opposed the bailout.

• Fiorina supported the stimulus, so long as the high tech industry got its share of the corporate welfare. DeVore opposed Obama’s stimulus-by-debt.

• According to a 2004 Forbes article, “Trading With The Enemy,” Hewlett-Packard under Fiorina set up an office in Dubai to sell electronic contraband to Iran to meet, “[s]trong demand for ‘anything high tech for military or oil services.’” DeVore is a 24-year Army intelligence veteran who has traveled extensively in the Middle East.

DeVore also served as a Special Assistant for Foreign Affairs under President Reagan’s Defense Secretary, Caspar Weinberger.


LOL!  I guess DeVore is more of a warmonger than Fiorina…

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