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Chico State graduate drops out of US Senate race

Rocky Chavez, Chico State alumnus, dropped out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 10, 2016

Rocky Chavez, the Republican assemblyman and Chico State alumnus who stopped by campus on Feb. 2 to promote his run for the U.S. Senate, announced on Monday he was dropping out of the race.Chavez, who graduated from Chico State in 1973, made the surprising announcement before a small audience in a San...

Chico State alumnus running for US Senate

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez is running for U.S. Senate. Photo credit: Grant Casey

Gabriel Sandoval

February 7, 2016

Correction: Rocky Chavez dropped out of the Senate race on Feb. 9. Read more about it here.  Decades before he announced his bid for the U.S. Senate, Rocky Chavez was a Chico State student, working odd jobs and living hand to mouth. “I remember one semester, I pretty much lived off the orange trees i...

Alum campaigns for U.S. Senate

Rocky Chavez, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, graduated from Chico State in 1973. Photo credit: Grant Casey

February 3, 2016

Chico State alumnus Rocky Chavez, a Republican assemblyman from San Diego County, stopped by the university Tuesday to promote his run for the U.S. Senate. Chavez, a retired Marine who graduated from Chico State in 1973, announced his campaign for the Senate race in March 2015, about two months after...

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