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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DeVore for California today responded to the release of the Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research poll on the Republican race for U.S. Senate in California, in which Chuck DeVore and Carly Fiorina are shown to be in a statistical tie. The poll, with a margin of error of +/-3.7%, showed Tom Campbell with 31%, Carly Fiorina with 17%, and Chuck DeVore with 14%. These numbers continue the polling trend in this race, with Campbell essentially flat, Fiorina continuing her steady decline, and DeVore continuing his steady rise.

Chuck DeVore said, "The story of my campaign has been the story of a slow and steady rise in voter awareness and enthusiasm. California's Republicans are realizing that I am the only proven conservative in this race -- and the only one who can beat Barbara Boxer. With this poll, my rising support finally intersects Carly Fiorina's falling support. It won't be the last time we overtake a rival between now and November."

Leisa Brug Kline, DeVore for California campaign manager, said, "Chuck DeVore continues his climb in the polls first and foremost because he's a strong candidate with an outstanding record. But he also benefits as Republicans turn away from the failing effort of Carly Fiorina. Her campaign is now in crisis: not only is she tied with us, but her FEC reports from the first quarter of 2010 reveal a financially troubled operation that is -- when backing out the Potemkin village of the untouched self-loan and the massive unpaid debts -- nearly half a million dollars in the red.

"What's all that money gotten her? Nothing. That's an operation that's crumbling under its own weight; and it's one that, for all its pretensions of facing Barbara Boxer, won't make it past June 8th. Rumors are swirling that Fiorina is set to sack many of her high-priced and ineffective consultants, but it's too late. There's only one direction left for Carly for California: downward."

Joshua TreviƱo, DeVore for California communications director, said, "In November 2009, Carly Fiorina became a conservative for the first time in her life. She insists it's a genuine conversion, and now she has the opportunity to prove it. If the conservative vote is divided between a surging Chuck DeVore and a foundering Carly Fiorina, California's Republicans face the real danger of nominating the pro-tax, pro-spending, pro-abortion, pro-gay-marriage Tom Campbell. Conservatives must unify against this threat. In that light, we invite Carly Fiorina to end her candidacy and support a winning conservative: Chuck DeVore."

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