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03-08-2010, 09:17 PM

Poizner, DeVore get conservative groupís nod
March 7th, 2010, 6:26 pm ∑ 25 Comments ∑ posted by Martin Wisckol, Politics reporter
Gubernatorial candidate Steve Poizner and U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore are trailing significantly in their bids for the respective Republican nominations, but they got a bit of a boost today when they won the endorsements of the California Republican Assembly at the groupís Buena Park convention.

My colleague Niyaz Pirani yesterday talked to folks at the conservative grassroots groupís 75th Anniversary confab, and some said they needed to consider viability as well as positions in making its endorsements. But idealism seemed to carry the day. Poizner (11 percent) trails Meg Whitman (41 percent) in the GOP gubernatorial race, and DeVore (8 percent) trails Tom Campbell (27 percent) and Carly Fiorina (16 percent), according to a January poll by the Public Policy Institute of California.

DeVore, an Irvine Assemblyman, was one of three statewide candidates to get the CRAís nod, with Chapman Law School prof John Eastman chosen for attorney general and Laguna Niguel state Sen. Mimi Walters picked for treasurer.

Thanks to Red County for posting the tallies. Other endorsement winners: Board of Equalization, District 3 Ė Michelle Steel; Lieutenant Governor Ė Sam Aanestad; Secretary of State Ė Damon Dunn; Controller Ė Tony Strickland.