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A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary (Chuck DeVore vs Carly Fiorini)
One News Now ^ | 10 November 2009 | Jim Brown

Posted on 11/12/2009 12:29:48 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture

A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary

The conservative challenging GOP establishment-backed candidate Carly Fiorina in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary in California says his campaign is putting the lie to the notion that the Party needs a moderate, self-funded businesswoman to defeat incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer.

California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore says he is not surprised or bothered that Carly Fiorina gained the backing of eight Republican U.S. senators last week in Washington. DeVore notes that he has been endorsed by 60 percent of California's elected Republican officials, including Congressman Tom McClintock -- people that can actually vote for him.

In fact, DeVore says he expected more than eight GOP Senators to support Fiorina out of the gate...

(Excerpt) Read more at onenewsnow.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: barbaraboxer; boxer; ca2010; carly; carlyfiorina; chuckdevore; devore; fiorini; gopprimary; mcclintock; tommcclintock

1 posted on 11/12/2009 12:29:52 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: CounterCounterCulture
DeVore notes that he has been endorsed by 60 percent of California's elected Republican officials

What, all 12 of them?

2 posted on 11/12/2009 12:31:19 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: Lurking Libertarian
What, all 12 of them?

Zing!

3 posted on 11/12/2009 12:33:43 PM PST by Mojave (Ignorant and stoned - Obama's natural constituency.)
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To: NormsRevenge; The Californian; SVTeaParty; Extremely Extreme Extremist; Rusty0604; Falcon28; ...


4 posted on 11/12/2009 12:34:56 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate from California ... Bounce Boxer)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

The woman who ran HP into the ground, or someone else? That’s an easy pick right there, and I haven’t even gotten to ideology.


5 posted on 11/12/2009 12:35:32 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
'Open' Primaries are going to make this one tough...

Many Dems will tend to vote for the most leftist Republican candidate, rather than the Democrat candidate - since their incumbent (Boxer) will be running unopposed in her primary.
Its really a very fouled up system.

6 posted on 11/12/2009 12:36:38 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: El Cid
Well, my understanding is that for now we have a "modified" open primary. Democrats can't vote in the Republican primary without changing registration. "Decline-to-state" voters are the only ones who can choose which party they wish to participate in.

Now in June, there will be a ballot initiative that would establish a new open primary system. This was put on by RINO Abel Moldanado, which was the payoff from the legistation for him voting on the last bloated budget. If passed, it would affect elections post-June 2010.

7 posted on 11/12/2009 12:45:34 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate from California ... Bounce Boxer)
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To: Darren McCarty
The woman who ran HP into the ground ...?

It is the same Carly Fiorina who single handedly almost destroyed HP by completely changing the corporate culture at HP to one based on POLITICAL CORRECTNESS.

8 posted on 11/12/2009 12:45:58 PM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Thanks - I stand corrected (at least for now). I believe most people won't take the effort to re-register.
Sounds like the looming initiative, though, would be a disaster. Thanks Abel (...are we sure he wasn't named after the other brother, Cain?)...
9 posted on 11/12/2009 12:49:40 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Supposedly the RNC believes that Carly has no chance against Boxer. If that’s the case, why not let a conservative run and give the voters a real choice?


10 posted on 11/12/2009 12:51:06 PM PST by Lou Budvis (The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian one is time. - Ayn Rand)
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To: El Cid

‘Open’ Primaries are going to make this one tough...

Many Dems will tend to vote for the most leftist Republican candidate, rather than the Democrat candidate - since their incumbent (Boxer) will be running unopposed in her primary.
Its really a very fouled up system.

agreed on open primaries mucking things up... and Yes, it is fouled up.

between gerrymandering and powerful lobbies that could care less about the constituents, you’d think it was a lose lose again..

but, being as many of the leftist base will be toking medicinal marijuana and partying hardy, I doubt many of them will be able to find the polling booths much less their mailboxes to send in the absentee ballots. ;-)

It is a mess and getting messier.

It’s be a shame to waste the opportunity on a knock-off candidate... especially if it was a McCain or Romney one.


11 posted on 11/12/2009 12:51:55 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. May yur bandwidth exceed your girth)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I don’t know much about Chuck, but dammit Carly is a horrible candidate. When your best known for destroying icons of the tech industry, you are not the best choice to be a Senator.

Californians, you know there is a good chance the Democrat is going to win the general anyway, but if they are at least let them win by taking on a true conservative, not a joke.

Sorry Carly, but you really have nothing in your background that suggests remotely you would or should be a senator.


12 posted on 11/12/2009 12:53:22 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Lou Budvis
If that’s the case, why not let a conservative run and give the voters a real choice?

Boxer destroys conservatives every time because she plays the "I'm a moderate - he's a white male right-wing extremist who will TAKE AWAY YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE!!!!!" card and no one in the media dares to say otherwise. She avoids debates and uses her influence to squash media coverage of her opponents. The only way to beat her is with image - running a younger, telegenic, libertarian-minded, and preferably already famous candidate against her. But the CA GOP doesn't have anyone like that. Carly Fiorina certainly isn't it - you would need to convince some Hollywood figure to do it.

13 posted on 11/12/2009 1:01:41 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Virginia and New Jersey gives us the model for this election. Pick good conservatives. When they are asked about social issues, they should provide unapologetic, consistent, reasoned answers for their positions. But then immediately say that this election is not about those things but about jobs, the deficit, national debt, runaway socialism.

Virginia and New Jersey proved that moderate to liberal independents will vote eagerly for someone who is a fiscal conservative concerned about jobs and the economy. The 2010 election is going to be about the economy.


14 posted on 11/12/2009 1:05:42 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

bump


15 posted on 11/12/2009 1:08:48 PM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: pyx

Bingo. It was a nightmare.


16 posted on 11/12/2009 2:27:21 PM PST by greatplains
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I lived in California from 1964 to 2004, and I am not recalling any person with the name of Chuck DeVore in politics there.

What is his background?

McClintock is a true conservative. Wish he would run for Pelosi’s seat.


17 posted on 11/12/2009 2:27:44 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles
He was first elected to his first of three state assembly terms in 2004 and has been an excellent advocate and consistant vote for smaller government and fiscal conservatism, which is why he is endorsed by such honorable people like Tom McClintock.

A full biography from his website can be found here

18 posted on 11/12/2009 2:52:32 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate from California ... Bounce Boxer)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

“Carly Fiorina certainly isn’t it - you would need to convince some Hollywood figure to do it.”

How about Clint Eastwood?


19 posted on 11/12/2009 3:22:33 PM PST by Forgiven_Sinner (For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son that whosoever believes in Him should not die)
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To: Forgiven_Sinner

Right idea, but he’s way too old. Find a 35-year-old equivalent and you would have a winner.


20 posted on 11/12/2009 3:40:02 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("If you cannot pick it up and run with it, you don't really own it." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Fiorina is backed by the liberal RNC establishment she’ll never get the votes of grassroots and independents/moderates will just go for Boxer.


21 posted on 11/12/2009 4:38:50 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I read Carly’s book. She’s as cold as ice.

Who needs that?


22 posted on 11/12/2009 4:40:16 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: ridesthemiles
"McClintock is a true conservative. Wish he would run for Pelosi’s seat."

Huh ? That SF district is about 85% Democrat.

23 posted on 11/12/2009 7:12:20 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

DooDoo Scuzzyflavor, California-style.


24 posted on 11/12/2009 7:12:52 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

who’s Carly Fiorini? haha! Fiorina... isn’t she battling cancer? what is it with Repubs announcing their intentions to run and then disclosing they’re battling cancer?


25 posted on 11/12/2009 7:16:18 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

You’re partly right. Californians have had an adversity to pro-life, pro-growth conservatives since the early 1990’s. Republicans do need some glamor with their nominee, or at least celebrity.

I don’t know what to think about Carly Fiorina, but she has some celebrity and appears willing to spend her own money.


26 posted on 11/21/2009 6:31:56 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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