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Chuck DeVore to run in 2012 -- he just doesn't know what for

December 15, 2010 | 12:44 pm

Republican Chuck DeVore has been out of elective office for two weeks. But the former Irvine assemblyman is already itching to get back and declared to supporters Tuesday that he intends to be back on the ballot in 2012 -- he just doesn't know what office he'll be running for.

DeVore, who ran on a "tea party" platfrom for U.S. Senate in 2010 and suffered a primary loss to Republican Carly Fiorina, asked his supporters to help him retire about $40,000 of leftover debt in his state account.

While he said that "holding office at a time of total liberal domination was often maddening" in Sacramento, he's considering returning to elected office somewhere.

"I'm considering a number of interesting opportunities right now, with an eye towards continuing to impact public policy," he wrote. "But in the long run, I remain passionately committed to returning our government to its founding principles. To that end, I expect to run for office in 2012 -– what office remains a question."

The only Caifornia statewide office that will be up for grabs in 2012 will be the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

-- Shane Goldmacher in Sacramento

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