Pubdate: Sun, 15 Jan 2017
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA)
Copyright: 2017 The Press-Enterprise Company
Author: Jeff Horseman
Bookmark: (Decrim/Legalization)



Former Inland congressional candidate Paul Chabot is leaving for Texas. In
a Facebook post, Chabot , a Republican, said he and his family are moving
"to find a region of the nation that embraces our values and morals we

Rancho Cucamonga Republican Paul Chabot, who ran unsuccessfully for
Congress in 2014 and 2016, is moving to the Lone Star State -- but not
before dispensing some harsh words for California progressives.

Chabot recently used Facebook to announce his family's move to McKinney,
Texas, lamenting that liberals "have degraded the State of Reagan to but a
shell of its former self."

"Shortly after the November election Brenda and I took a long hard look at
our state of California and agreed it was time to move to 'America,' to
find a region of our nation that embraces the values and morals we
cherish," wrote Chabot, a 42-year-old married father of four.

Chabot said his battles for Congress were a fight to bring back
"conservative principles."

"But voters had other ideas, selecting Hillary (Clinton) by 30-points,
voting to legalize drugs, let more felons out of prison, while the
super-majority liberals in Sacramento push farther left in radical ideals
that simply don't make sense or align with who we are as Americans."

The Chabots visited McKinney, north of Dallas, over Thanksgiving.

"We fell in love with the city, its people and the values that guide
Texas," Chabot said.

'Great plans'

In an email, Chabot wrote that he ran for Congress "to fight for the
American family -- to return family values and safe streets to a region
that is looking more like a Third World country.

"We had great plans, if elected, to destroy gangs, bring back a (military)
base to San Bernardino, fix the broken Loma Linda VA hospital, and
advocate for values that would have restored the Inland Empire.

"All that is not to be and my wife and I refuse to remain in such a
state," Chabot wrote. "You can't help people who don't want the help."

He described California as "overrun by illegals, drug addicts and violent
criminals under the umbrella of a radical liberal ideology that has
destroyed the state."

Chabot wrote that he and "a few partners" are "launching a website that
will help families and businesses in liberal areas of the nation identify
conservative states and cities to relocate to, working in both residential
and commercial real estate.

"I will continue to serve in the Navy, but my number one job is being a
husband and father," he wrote. "I have no intentions of running for
office. Texas has plenty of conservatives in office doing the work I would
have done in California -- We are in great hands!"

McKinney is currently represented by a Republican in Congress.
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