Chuck and Diane DeVore — Redefining Herculean for the New Millenium
Message from Diane DeVore
Pedal to the Metal
I had quite a bit of feedback on the Father’s Day note which many of you received.
(Editor’s Note: The campaign solicitation was showcased here at California’s Capitol, Diane, as you may recall.)
Some suggested that I write a book about our campaign adventures. I have actually been keeping notes…
While most lawmakers are on their summer breaks right now, Chuck is campaigning hard. He knows that making Barbara Boxer an ex-senator won’t be easy by any stretch of the imagination.
Last weekend, he and a friend drove down to San Diego for a speech. Just one minute into the drive, with Chuck’s friend at the wheel, a car illegally turned left in front of them at a light and scraped the back of Chuck’s car. They made it to the speech on time.
On Sunday, Chuck had a speech in Costa Mesa. On Monday, he flew to Sacramento to give a speech to a standing room only crowd of about 120 in Marin County – the county that launched Barbara Boxer’s political career.
The next day, Chuck had two more speeches, one in Sacramento to about 100 high-schoolers, then on to Silicon Valley where he spoke to about 250 people at another standing room only event.
In between events, my very Type A personality expects Chuck to help around the house in at least some capacity. I told him to “drill here, drill now” to help me assemble a new piece of furniture for our 17-year-old daughter. It was the least he could do since only an hour later, he was meeting Miss California, Carrie Prejean, on a conservative political fund-raising harbor cruise. I opted to stay home from the pricey event to finish painting our daughter’s room and assemble furniture.
The next morning, Chuck was up at 4:30 AM for the 140 mile drive to Bakersfield for a breakfast meeting followed by guest-hosting a popular talk radio show for three hours. After that, there was a lunch meeting with 20 Young Republicans. Then he drove 4-1/2 hours to Temecula to give a speech.
Just another average campaign day: Out the door at 5 AM, drive 425 miles, and home by 9:30 PM.
Today — Monday, August 10th — Chuck heads out to D.C. for a week of meetings, radio shows, and press conferences.
(Editor’s Note: Lucky he helped assemble the furniture before leaving or there’d have really been hell to pay when he got back!)
It’s a grueling pace, but (Chuck) keeps his spirits up and he tries to pace himself. In part, he draws his inspiration from his belief in America and its founding principles of limited government securing our unalienable rights.
It would mean a lot to me if you could help out Chuck’s campaign. We are constantly working to raise the money he needs to challenge Barbara Boxer in this state of 37 million people. Your contribution would be a wonderful gift.
Chuck runs an efficient, frugal campaign. Every dollar makes a difference. We need at least $600 every day to run our campaign. Chuck has now made 119 appearances around California to more than 20,000 people. He’s sent out more than 375,000 pieces of mail.
And more than 8,000 people have responded by contributing. Your contribution would be a big help. Even $44 to pay for 100 stamps or $67 to pay for a rental car and a day of gas would be a big assistance.
Thank you for your support. I hope to see you somewhere along the campaign trail.
— Diane DeVore
P.S. Chuck tells me our effort to stop Boxer’s cap-and-trade energy tax is going well with 43,947 faxes against this job-killing tax sent to the U.S. Senate as of today.
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