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Who is Chuck Devore



    Who is Chuck Devore
    NewsConference: March 21, 2010, Assemblyman Chuck Devore, GOP U.S. Senate Candidate, Part 3

    Chuck DeVore's platform is simple: No new taxes.

    DeVore, a termed-out member of the State Assembly from Irvine, is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer. He's a conservative Republican who believes in small government. He opposed the financial bailouts, the stimulus bill and the health care reform bill.

    He's a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve and was an aerospace executive before election to state office.  Prior to running for the Assembly, DeVore worked in the Pentagon as a Reagan appointee. 

    DeVore, 47, fits the conservative profile that constitutes the base of the state Republican party and is very popular with the anti-tax Tea Party movement. He faces Carly Fiorina in the June 8 Republican primary.

    He sees his Southern California base as an asset against his Northern California-based opponent.  He has a 100 percent approval rating from the California Taxpayers Association and California Chamber of Commerce, and a 0% approval rating from the Consumer Federation of California. 

    DeVore has criticized Fiorina for saying that she probably would have voted for Supreme Court appointee Sonia Sotomayor.

    Other facts about DeVore:

    • He opposes same sex marriage
    • He is “pro-life” and opposes abortion
    • He believes environmental regulations are stifling businesses
    • He supports drilling for oil off the California coast
    • He supports nuclear power