Chuck DeVore

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    January 5, 2013

    Ex-Orange County State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Writes Book Celebrating Conservative Lone Star State Principles

    Former Orange County Republican state Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has today published a new book--"The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America"--that compares Texas government policies with other large states.Spoiler alert: Texas has a superior climate because its politic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Chuck DeVore and Bouncing Bald Eagle Head Back Dan Hughes for Senate

    Orange County may not have Chuck DeVore to kick around anymore, but the former assemblyman-turned-Texan (ugh!) can still entertain us online with his inbred goofiness.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Deborah Pauly "Filling Big Hole" DeVore Left, Having Three-Way with Candidates Spitzer and Bucher

    ​When Republican former assemblyman Chuck DeVore announced Friday he was moving to Texas and not, as previously announced, running against Republican former assemblyman Todd Spitzer for an open Orange County Board of Supervisors seat, the race lost an anti-tax and pro-morality nut. When Mark Buche ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Chuck DeVore Drops Out of Supervisor's Race, Moving to Texas

    John GilhooleyOnly a keystroke away...​So long and thanks for all the tweets! Former California Assemblyman and OC Weekly cover boy Chuck DeVore announced today he's not only dropping out of the race for the Orange County Board of Supervisors, but he's also dropping out of the state of California. ... More >>

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    August 11, 2011

    Chuck DeVore Slams Todd Spitzer on Vegas Trip & Union Support

    Spitzer: "I've done nothing wrong."​Talking to Chuck DeVore and Todd Spitzer, two men who were once pals, you get the sense that these two Republican candidates seeking the same office, the county's 3rd District supervisor's seat, don't like each other.DeVore recently produced a bombshell 30-secon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Contributor to Long Beach St. Hate Professor Kevin MacDonald's Publication Harasses Chuck DeVore

    MacDonald: Too much of a weenie to do his own dirty work​I don't check Red County regularly anymore, ever since they began switching web layouts every three months or so and de-emphasized county coverage for loser areas of the country. And I definitely don't follow former state senator Chuck DeVor ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    It's Official: Chuck DeVore Running for Board of Supervisors

    ​The worst-kept secret in Orange County politics is finally out: Chuck DeVore has finally announced he's serious about replacing pedo-priest-protector fan Bill Campbell on the Board of Supervisors.DeVore announced it--where else?--on Twitter and will undoubtedly use the social-network platform (an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chuck DeVore Reverts to the Geek We Knew He Was

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyChuck DeVore waits while downloading the lightsaber app.​When Irvine state assemblyman Chuck DeVore started running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate more than a year ago, our first impression was that he was an affable nerd running something of a jo ... More >>

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    June 17, 2010

    Chuck DeVore's New Career: Blogger

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​We should have seen this coming from the California Republican party's greatest geek politician, the man who posed with an iPhone on the cover of the Weekly and who, as we long ago predicted he would, ran the most Snakes On a Plane-like campaign (plenty of hype, laughed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Chuck DeVore Was Right on Low Turnout, Wrong That It Would Propel Him to Victory

    ​Termed-out Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) on Monday afternoon presented supporters a strategy to victory in the race for the GOP nomination to face U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in November. Though he was polling somewhere below Chuy Bravo's kneecaps, DeVore reckoned a record low voter turnout in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    LA Times Hints DeVore Misdirected Over Military & Reagan Background

    John Gilhooley / OC WeeklyChuck DeVore: Fill in the blank.​Perhaps inspired by the New York Times' recent detrailment of a Connecticut senatorial candidate's campaign by pointing out that he had repeatedly "misspoken" about fighting in the Vietnam War, a Los Angeles Times article today takes a clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    UPDATE: Palin Endorses Fiorina, Adding to Chuck DeVore's Endorsement Blues

    Therealbs2002 / Wikimedia / Creative CommonsBackstab DeVore? You betcha.Originally posted May 6, 12:41 p.m. Updated May 7, 8:22 a.m.: DeVore really is sad! See bottom of post.​Half-term Alaska governor Sarah Palin has endorsed ex-HP CEO Carly Fiorina's run to dethrone Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    It's The Fiorina-DeVore-Campbell Debate Drinking Game!

    MS Paint photo illustration by Spencer Kornhaber, you can give me my Pulitzer now.Fiorina's ready to play.Sometimes, campaign flacks are kinda useful!Case in point: the drinking game directions we received from Julie Soderlund from the Carly Fiorina for U.S. Senate campaign. Fiorina is debating Repu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Orly Taitz Suggests that Chuck DeVore is Corrupt

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOrly Taitz speaks at CRA, where evil Chuck DeVore and Damon Dunn also spoke.​Irvine State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore has seen his U.S. Senate run criticized for being futile because of DeVore's pretty-far-to-the-right policy stances. But maybe the guy's electable ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    From the Irvine Tea Party: It's Not Okay to F*ck Obama

    Spencer Kornhaber / OC WeeklyA Wheel of Fortune joke? Really?​That sign seems mean, right? Well, some people at today's tea party at the Irvine Auto Center agreed. They knew that scummy media types (ahem) would take pictures of it. So they made it go away.

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    April 14, 2010

    Orly Taitz Uninvited to Tea Party, Called Crazy by DeVore

    Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyOrly left in the cold.​The Los Angles Times says that Laguna Niguel's Dr. Orly Taitz has had her invitation to speak at a Pleasanton, Calif., tea party rally on Thursday rescinded. Other politicians who had planned to speak there weren't too psyched about the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    Teabagging Chuck DeVore

    Photo by John GilhooleyDoes Chuck DeVore have an app for teabagging?​Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), who's in the middle of a longshot bid to become your U.S. senator, is cooing about his impending endorsement Sunday from the Tea Party Express, the national conservative movement that helped s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Hot Air, Mad Men and Hog Slopping at the California GOP Convention

    Carly Fiorina--the former Silicon Valley CEO and current U.S. Senate candidate who ruffled the feathers of Irvine assemblyman and fellow Republican nomination seeker Chuck DeVore with her campaign's "demon sheep" ad--apparently scored a big hit at this past weekend's GOP state convention in Santa Cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Chuck DeVore is Lost

    Chuck DeVore and Benjamin Linus: Separated at birth?​By snubbing his current constituents as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine) is being held up as the poster boy for the need for a part-time state Legislature.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2010

    Carly Fiorina and Chuck DeVore Elbow Each Other To Face Sen. Barbara Boxer

    Fiorina: I'm on the DeVore diet.​A conspiracy theorist might suspect that the boys running the California Republican Assembly (CRA) state convention in Buena Park this weekend wanted to slight U.S. Senate candidates Carly Fiorina and Tom Campbell. Irvine's ultra-conservative Chuck DeVore, who also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2010

    Glenn Beck Offers Jelly Beans to Chuck DeVore

    He likes him, he really likes him! FOX conservative genius-man/crazy person Glenn Beck brought State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore of Irvine onto his show yesterday to talk about DeVore's U.S. Senate run. In typical Beck fashion, the majority of the segment consisted of Beck talking and DeVore smiling an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2010

    OC's Five Least Reprehensible Elected Officials!

    Photo by John GilhooleyDevore: OC's second-least reprehensible GOPer?​I was having lunch over the weekend with a pal, a Republican who will never vote for an OC Reep due to their rank hypocrisy. I, as a lefty nut, shared with him my frustrations with the Democratic Party of Orange County, the grou ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009
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    December 22, 2009

    Confused Fox Lady Asks Chuck DeVore to Speak for All Politicians

    John Gilhooley / OC Weekly​Irvine State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Twitter), who's hoping to be California's next senator, went into not-so-hostile territory today by appearing on Fox News. He taped an online-only interview with Fox's Dr. Cynara Coomer, a member of the prestigious "Fox Medical A- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Who Besides Dana Rohrabacher Is Calling Us Liars on Twitter?

    ​We try to keep up with the tweets of our elected officials in Orange County, but sometimes we get distracted by Facebook. That's the only plausible explanation for how we missed the above gem from Dana "Mr. Taliban" Rohrabacher (R - Leviticus).This blunder--overlooking prime tweets from OC mover/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    The New Economy Will Run On ChuckBucks

    ​If Chuck DeVore, the State Assemblyman from Irvine, wins the seat he seeks in the U.S. Senate, can he fix the financial woes of California and the country?All signs point to yes, given his campaign's latest innovation: ChuckBucks.The dollar is kind of done, don't you agree? DeVore might be on to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    From Scrooge McDuck to Ebenezer Scrooge for Chuck DeVore

    Photo by John GilhooleyAs California burns, DeVore tweets.Perhaps you missed it in our recent flurry of online and old-timey print coverage of Chuck DeVore--the Republican assemblyman out of Irvine making noise about running for Democrat Barbara Boxer's U.S. Senate seat in 2010--but at one point Chu ... More >>

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    May 28, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    May 21, 2009
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    April 24, 2009

    Great Park Thanks Barbara Boxer. In Yer Face, Chuck DeVore!

    Chuck DeVore may be a long-time Orange Countian, the member of the state Assembly whose Irvine-based district includes the future Orange County Great Park and a possible friend in a high place if he scores an upset victory next year to become the junior U.S. senator from California. But it is DeVore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Yup, Henley Sues DeVore

    Chuck DeVore, assemblyman from Irvine, has been right all along. He predicted that Eagles founder Don Henley would sue him for using "The Boys of Summer" in an anti-Obama parody video. He predicted that this would become a national story. This weekend, CNN validated the guy by breaking the news that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    DeVore Now Bugs Henley, Boxer AND Scrooge McDuck (Updated)

    We vowed to be more sparing in our blog coverage of Irvine Assemblyman/2010 senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore's publicity campaign to seem like the most affably goofy nuclear-power lobbyist in the state. But it's time for an update, because DeVore's gone and made another Don Henley parody. This one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Chuck DeVore Reveals Plot, Escalates War With Don Henley

    Thanks to Twitter -- something that I really try to thank very rarely -- we quickly found out State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's reaction to Don Henley's DeVore-related legal beef with the Weekly. Chuck twote: "Don Henley's legal goons threaten a liberal weekly over their posting and mocking of my moc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Don Henley Threatens The Weekly! Will Chuck DeVore Give In?

    We just received a scary letter from the law firm representing Eagles member Don Henley. The gist: Take down that blog-embedded video of Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's anti-Obama "Boys of Summer" parody, or else. Paralegal Naomi Simmons writes:On April 7, 2009, Editorial Fellow Spencer Kornhaber posted ... More >>

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    April 7, 2009

    Breaking: Don Henley Rebukes Chuck DeVore!

    Square fight! Soft-rockin' Eagles founder Don Henley has asked YouTube to yank down Irvine State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore's "Boys of Summer" parody, which we posted on Friday. Now if you try to watch the vid on YouTube, you get the inexplicably hilarious message: This video is no longer available du ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    Chuck Devore, Don Henley And The End Of Civilization...

    We're a few days late to this April Fools project from the Chuck DeVore for Senate campaign. Somehow, we're not the only ones to miss the premier, as only 591 people have seen the thing. There are really no words to help here. Just watch.Justin Hart, the campaign's director of internet strategies an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Orange County Republican exposes Communist China caper!

    Chuck DeVore, the Orange County Republican state assemblyman who is determined to challenge Barbara Boxer, one of California's two Democratic U.S. senators, in the 2010 election today alleged a conspiracy between certain Democratic politicians, Hollywood stars and Chinese communist operatives. Accor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    The Reconquista Reaches Sacramento

    With apologies to Orange County Register sports genius Randy Youngman, notes, quotes and observations from yesterday’s sojourn to Sacramento, where I received a Latino Spirit Award (honoring Latinos who have made a positive contribution to California) from the California Latino Legislative Caucus: ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Chuck Devore Book Selling Super, Super-Cheap!

    A couple of nights ago, I had a reading in San Diego so decided to visit the maniacal genius known as Dr. William Nericcio, head of the English department at San Diego State and keeper of the insane Tex(t)-Mex blog. Before knocking back drinks with him at some Mean Streets-esque bar, I headed to SDS ... More >>

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    January 24, 2008

    Wake Up And Suck The Orange 1.24.08

    Good morning children. On this day in history in 1848, James Sutter first found gold at Sutter's Mill, starting the California Gold Rush. In 1935, the first cans of beer were sold in the US. And in 2003 the Department of Homeland Security began operation. Hooray beer, boo Homeland Security. Read th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2007

    Sunday's Headlines & Surprises: That Sneaky Chuck DeVore

    Doctor No: The public hospital crisis has placed nearly two dozen private hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties “in dire financial straits and in danger of bankruptcy or closure,” according to a depressing report in today’s Times. Reporters Daniel Costello and Susannah Rosenblatt found ... More >>

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    September 10, 2007

    Monday's Headlines & Surprises: Laguna prefers goats on grass

    Mexicans are safe on this one: A report issued recently to the Laguna Beach City Council found that goats will clear vegetation from fire-sensitive slopes for a cost of $198,000 per year, while juveniles working off a crime in the county’s Probation Department would require $385,000. A consultant ... More >>

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    April 11, 2007

    DeVore Speaks (and effs up)

    Legendary Louisiana Governor Earl Long used to offer the following advice to political types: "Don't write anything you can phone. Don't phone anything you can talk. Don't talk anything you can whisper. Don't whisper anything you can smile. Don't smile anything you can nod. Don't nod anything you c ... More >>

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    A Friend in Weed

    Pot coulda been a contender in DeVore race. Then the Terminator harshed his mellow

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Toll Road Opposition for the Lazy

    Just when you think the government's a complete and total failure, something happens to restore your faith. Why, just this afternoon I was perusing the Governor's website, filling out a webmail information request on Chuck DeVore's industrial hemp bill and bemoaning my lack of decent contacts up in ... More >>

  • Food

    July 14, 2005

    The Asian Persuasion

    Great Asian restaurants, and the Asians (and Chuck Devore) who love them

  • Columns

    June 2, 2005

    Notable Quotables

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  • Unknown

    April 7, 2005

    Chuck Not Amuck

    Register ignores Assemblyman DeVores payola scandal, trashes Nativo for his four years later

  • Columns

    March 3, 2005
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