The Election May Be Over But Not The Chuck DeVore E-mails
Thank you. You are the best volunteers, supporters, and friends a candidate for office could ever wish to have. With your help we received more than 350,000 votes, garnering 19.2% of the vote after being outspent four-to-one.
Remarkably, according to the Field Poll, I went from having only 18% name identification in October 2009 among likely voters in the Republican primary with 7% having a positive opinion and 11% having a negative opinion of me to 49% knowing of me on the eve of the election with 41% positive to only 8% negative name ID.
Most significantly, our campaign effectively drove the issues in the 2010 Republican primary. Our campaign tapped the principles, energy, and enthusiasm of the still-growing Tea Party movement and moved the debate to conservative issues such as limited government, out of control spending, illegal immigration and Second Amendment rights.
With the June 2010 primary now history, I very much want to keep in contact with you. I have no intentions of fading away from the scene. Our republic is in too much danger while California teeters on the edge of failed state status – both suffering from too much government and not enough liberty.
Through November 30 this year I’ll remain a California State Assemblyman. In my last few months in office, I suspect we’ll see another bitter and protracted budget standoff in Sacramento. Democrats will seek massive tax hikes. The Governor will attempt to “compromise” with smaller tax hikes and more borrowing. While I expect Republicans will hold out for spending reductions so state government can live within the taxpayers’ means.
I am invigorated and looking forward to the coming months and years with plans to write a book, launch a “news and views” website, lecture, and perhaps do some talk radio – in short, do everything possible to continue to promote the Constitutional principles of limited government and individual responsibility.
In the meantime, I invite you to continue to visit www.ChuckDeVore.com for news and views of California, America, and the world. My first essay is about the campaign and (my) earnest desire that Barbara Boxer finds herself in a new line of work come early next year.
All the best,
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