He’s been on YouTube and Facebook. He’s Tweeted from state budget hearings. And now Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine, has targeted his Corona del Mar constituents even more narrowly in his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
The ChuckDeVore.com website has a full-page ad in the program for a Harbor View Elementary School fundraiser scheduled for Friday evening. The black-and-white ad, taking up most of the inside back cover page, is his latest campaign artwork showing him with his arms crossed with a background of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution. Added text says “Support and Defend” along with his website information. The same artwork, designed by DeVore’s 18-year-old daughter, has been featured on billboards unveiled this week throughout the state.
ChuckDeVore.com is listed as a “First Mate” sponsor for the elementary school’s Sail to Success fundraiser, which is sponsored by the school’s Parent Faculty Organization. The event features food and drinks as well as live and silent auctions with donated prizes from parents and local businesses. The “First Mate” sponsorship cost $1,000 and included a small program ad.
PFO President Jan Parker said today that she didn’t know the details of DeVore’s sponsorship, and Corona del Mar Today has not received a reply to an email and call to the event organizer.
Parker said she couldn’t remember another political ad in a PFO program, adding that the DeVore ad did not reflect a political agenda for the PFO.
“We were needy this year,” she said. “Our sponsorships were low, so I think anything we could have gotten, we would not have turned away.”
Harbor View Elementary School could lose two teachers and see bigger class sizes next year due to state budget cuts.
The California primary, which pits DeVore against Carly Fiorina, occurs June 8.