Republican Paul Chabot has self-published an ebook, “Against All Odds,” about his failed bid for the 31st Congressional District seat against Democrat Pete Aguilar. (Staff file photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher)
By Beau Yarbrough, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Posted: 05/24/15 – 7:35 PM PDT |
Although voters decided against having Paul Chabot represent them in Congress last November, they can choose to have him on their Kindle, if they so choose.
The once and future Republican candidate for California’s 31st Congressional District has updated his December analysis of the 2014 Congressional race — in which he said that the national Republican party’s lack of support likely cost him the election — and self-published in as an ebook, titled “Against All Odds,” and put it up for sale on Amazon.com.
“If a candidate does not run an honest campaign, they should not be trusted in public office. Aguilar and the DCCC,” Chabot said.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the official campaign committee of House Democrats, “ran the most expensive and dishonest campaign in recent memory that included four dishonest TV commercials and 27 dishonest mailers at a combined tune of $4 million dollars,” Chabot wrote in an email on Friday.
In addition, according to the Federal Election Commission, Democrat Pete Aguilar both raised and spent $2.2 million in campaign funds in 2014. During the same period, Chabot raised $523,036 and spent $522,741.
The two candidates were much closer at the voting booth, however: According to the California Secretary of State, Aguilar beat Chabot 51.7 to 48.3 percent, a margin of 3,460 votes.
“We were outspent 8 to 1, yet we still won five of the nine cities in the district, including Aguilar’s hometown of Redlands by 8 points, which is where the voters know him best, and in comparison, I won my home city of Rancho Cucamonga by 14 points, and we only have a three point GOP voter registration advantage in this city,” Chabot wrote.
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