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An off-season mayor’s race in America’s eighth-largest city has become an unexpected magnet for national political groups, as labor unions and Democrats scramble to keep San Diego government in liberal hands and Republicans seek to capture their first big-city mayoral election win in half a decade.
The Tuesday special election in San Diego, triggered by the resignation of Democratic Mayor Bob Filner, caps a tumultuous stretch in the seaside defense-contracting-and-tourism hub that was once a stronghold of California Republicanism. Rocked in the past few years by a public-pensions meltdown that drove one mayor from office and again last year by Filner’s lurid sexual harassment scandal, San Diego politics is now buffeted by a different kind of force: overwhelming outside spending.
February 5, 2014
Mayor Matt Hall
City of Carlsbad
1200 Carlsbad Village Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Dear Mayor Hall,
It is with great sadness and a deep sense of commitment to the people of Carlsbad that I am writing to inform you of my resignation from my position as City Council member for the City of Carlsbad, effective Friday the 7th of February at 5 pm. Due to pressing personal and family commitments, I feel I cannot continue to offer the level of time and attention this position and our community deserves and that I have been able to provide in the past. I love this community too much to be satisfied with less than complete dedication.
From T.J. Zane, president & CEO of the Lincoln Club of San Diego County…
By now, you may have read or heard reports that the San Diego County Taxpayers Association and the JOBS Coalition submitted over 53,000 signatures to the City Clerk Wednesday as part of the referendum effort to Stop the Jobs Tax in the City of San Diego.
In response to the approval late last year by the San Diego City Council of a 500-900% tax increase on job creators, the JOBS coalition, a group of over 50 businesses, non-profits and community leaders launched an effort to combat the tax.
SPEAKER ATKINS: The word is that Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) has enough pledges to be the next Speaker of the Assembly. The recent push by the Bay Area Council and others may have accelerated the lock down of votes, and Atkins is helped by a crop of Southern California freshmen that are willing to yield to a one-session Speaker before a longer term Speaker is chosen in 2016.
The formal transition is still not expected until after the June primary, which current Speaker John Pérez is on the ballot for State Controller.
Michelle Malkin’s latest, Tamera Mowry is not alone, is very worth the read. Check out this excerpt…
“Oriental Auntie-Tom,” “yellow woman doing the white man’s job,” “white man’s puppet,” “Manila whore” and “Subic Bay bar girl” are just a few of the printable slurs I’ve amassed over the past quarter-century. You wouldn’t believe how many Neanderthals still think they can break you by sneering “me love you long time” or “holla for a dolla.” My IQ, free will, skin color, eye shape, productivity, sincerity, maiden name and integrity have all been ridiculed or questioned because I happen to be a minority conservative woman happily married to a white man and the mother of two interracial children who see Mom and Dad — not Brown Mom and White Dad.
Longtime KOGO Radio Program Director and local radio legend Cliff Albert piqued some curiosities last night with this post on his Facebook page…
There is a great blessing to being between jobs during the holidays: Now I’ll get to spend more time with the kids and the grandkids…which will be my greatest gift this Christmas season.
When a friend asked what “between” meant, Albert responded, “Definition of between: Having a former job and a future job at the same time. KOGO is the former, the future is ?”
A Republican state lawmaker that filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against another Republican lawmaker has asked the court to dismiss the case. Assemblywoman Diane Harkey, R-Dana Point, requested on November 12 that the Orange County Superior Court dismiss her lawsuit against State Senator Mark Wyland, R- San Diego, without prejudice, according to court records obtained by CalNewsroom.com.
In August, SDRostra.com first reported that the Orange County Assemblywoman had filed a $10 million lawsuit against Wyland for defamation.
150 years ago today…
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
“Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
from the Republican Party…
We’re just days away from Election Day in San Diego so here are a quick updates on what’s going on…
Last weekend we deployed over 200 Young Republicans and College Republicans to walk precincts for Kevin Faulconer, visiting voters who hadn’t yet turned in their absentee (mail) ballots. It was a huge success.
SATURDAY (It’s not too late)
This SATURDAY, Nov. 16 we’re visiting Election Day Republican voters to remind them to vote for Kevin. This is an All Hands On Deck call to action. We’re meeting at 10 AM at Faulconer HQ at 5215 Lovelock Street.
San Diego – A poll released by Datamar Inc., surveyed 533 voters on their preference of candidates in the upcoming City of San Diego Special Mayoral Election to be held November 19, 2013. It shows that Councilman Kevin Faulconer is favored by 44.1 percent, and Councilman David Alvarez has the support of 25.3 percent of the voters. Former State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher came in third with 15.9% of the respondents vote, and former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre received 5.4%.
A hearty congratulations to SD Rostra’s own Bill Wells, appointed as mayor by his El Cajon City Council colleagues on Tuesday, following the resignation of Mark Lewis. Here’s the U-T San Diego story.
The mayor’s seat comes up again in 2014, when Wells will also run for the spot.
We look forward to his continued posts on Rostra.
The American Federation of Teachers is tracking the mayor’s race. Weekend numbers, according to the OB Rag, show David Alvarez continuing his upward trend and Nathan Fletcher fading…
Interesting. An emailed fundraising letter from David Alvarez for mayor…
I’m shocked that Nathan Fletcher and his allies have once again broken their promise to run a clean and positive campaign.
They are starting an assault in the mail with ridiculous personal attacks filled with lies.
Why you may ask? We are winning and the only thing they have are desperate last minute attacks.
This is not the kind of campaign we need from our next Mayor – please help. Click here.
Nathan Fletcher just can’t shake his workplace absenteeism, with both the right and the left continuing to bring it up in the San Diego mayor’s race.
A new Labor Council hit piece on behalf of candidate David Alvarez notes key votes the former state Assemblyman missed and then begs a question:
“Nathan Fletcher didn’t show up to vote on issues that matter to us. Why would we reward him with the most important job in the city?”
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Once again: Fletcher peeps, send us your mail/ads. We will post it!
Read it here:
And the quote of the week from Roger Covalt, longtime park ranger and friend of Rostra…
I guess I could become the Deputy Director of the National Park Service. I mean, I have experience as a Park Ranger and it would seem that this reporter has experience as a … reporter.
A recent Garin-Hart-Yang survey, shown below, shows David Alvarez slightly ahead of Nathan Fletcher for the second spot in the San Diego mayor’s contest.
Garin-Hart-Yang is a very reputable and likely expensive Democratic firm, also doing polling work for NBC, CBS, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, among others.
If there is any question whether the Labor Council wants to win this thing and is willing to engage if polling shows Alvarez can make the run off, this might answer it.
For the pundits automatically assuming a Kevin Faulconer vs. Fletcher run off, take note, there’s a couple of weeks of Donnybrooking left.