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Chuck DeVore has joined the club of U.S. Senate candidates with a 2008 presidential candidate in their corner.

The Irvine assemblyman announced today that 2008 GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, has endorsed his campaign for the GOP U.S. Senate primary.

Huckabee said DeVore earned the support of him and his political action committee because he will "work to bring some common sense back to Washington."

"Chuck DeVore has a clear pro-life record, with a 100% pro-life, pro-family rating from the Capitol Resource Institute in Sacramento and a 100% rating from the pro-life, conservative California Republican Assembly," Huckabee, who now has his own show on Fox News, said in a statement.

DeVore's current and could-be opponents also have the backing of 2008 presidential contenders. GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, has hit the campaign trail for Carly Fiorina. President Barack Obama has headlined fundraisers for incumbent Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer. He plans to return to California for another fundraiser next month.


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