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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.
“Mark Lewis has resigned from his position as Mayor of El Cajon, 10News learned Thursday night.”
The Labor Council joins the fray with a three-panel walk piece, in support of David Alvarez and criticizing Nathan Fletcher for what is inferred as a Qualcomm pay-to-play scheme:
“After serving in the Marines, Fletcher served in the State Assembly. He then got a six figure salary ‘no-show job’ with Qualcomm after using his position in the Legislature to help secure them a multi-million dollar tax break.”
The question is whether Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs is as disappointed in the Labor Council as he is with the Lincoln Club?
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“I worked closely with Kevin Faulconer to reform the city’s pension system — saving a billion dollars that can now be put back into our neighborhoods,” Jerry Sanders says to the camera.” Kevin is running to finish the job. His Neighborhood Fairness Plan uses savings to repave, increase police patrols and keep after school programs open longer. Best, Kevin’s plan starts in communities that have been neglected too long. I worked with Kevin Faulconer for seven years. Kevin Faulconer knows there’s no Democrat or Republican way to fill a pothole, he’s about getting things done.”
Congrats to all those honored, as well as to CityBeat for polling San Diegans and compiling the results!
The Lincoln Club mail continues unabated…
To see all the 2013 mail from the Lincoln Club, click here.
Readers of Rostra may falsely believe we won’t post mail from other candidates or PACs. That would be an incorrect assumption.
The interest here is in what is being mailed and advertised. Yes, we are center-right, but political machinations are of a high interest to those who frequent the site. We are certainly not afraid of posting here what thousands of San Diegans are seeing elsewhere.
And who said mail was dead? After the first two rather notorious Lincoln Club mail pieces on Nathan Fletcher hit mailboxes this week, the third seems to hint at a pattern of behavior.
The latest piece quotes Shawn Steel as one of Fletcher’s former employers saying he “cannot be trusted to do the job.”
Hitting mailboxes today, it appears, is a second piece from the Lincoln Club, claiming that Nathan Fletcher “Doesn’t show up to work” and depicting a vacant parking space.
The buzz will now further abound.
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