Posts Tagged ‘Steve Francis’
I’m grateful for the support of Steve Francis. I look forward to working with Steve and all who support real reform so that we can finally get City Hall positioned to get San Diegans back to work.
We’re building a broad coalition of taxpayers, business leaders, and fiscal reformers who know that it takes more than rhetoric to effectively lead San Diego, create jobs and move our city forward.
While the blogosphere and Twitterverse foams at the mouth over the spectre of hotelier Doug Manchester’s reported purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune today, far more attention should be paid to the other key player on this team: former radio station owner and executive John Lynch. When it comes to newsroom operations, John Lynch is likely to have far more influence on the day to day product as president and CEO than Manchester.
Ayn Rand once asked: “So you think money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?”
Primary races boil down to two very basic survival needs: money and endorsements.
In truth, they’re about as closely related as identical twins. A candidate strong in both shows viability. They have something important to tell voters (“I’m supported by people whose opinion you value”) and the means in which to communicate their message with good consultants and volunteers through campaign mailers, advertising, websites, social media and campaign signs.
Is Nathan Fletcher in or out for Mayor? This is the question it seems everyone is asking downtown, and the view is growing (downtown) that Fletcher may not take the risk. But over and over again, Fletcher insists that in fact he is running. He’s told numerous people that he will declare for the Mayor’s race in March. According to my calendar March has 31 days, and today is the 29th.
San Diego political insiders have been all a-Twitter today (literally) with the filing of candidacy papers for the City of San Diego Mayoral Race by District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. Ongoing speculation including a bet between Rostra blogger Barry Jantz and San Diego County Taxpayers Association senior director Chris Cate on whether Dumanis would actually enter the race ran rampant and fairly evenly divided. Jantz is still parsing his obligation to pay up, but pay up he will.
San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio is the other “major” candidate who has filed his paperwork. Others still in the wings include Congressman Bob Filner, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, and San Diego City Councilmember Kevin Faulconer.
From Bonnie Dumanis (original is linked here)…
I want you to be among the first to know that I’ve made an important decision about our future.
For some time, I’ve been talking with San Diegans about how my experience can be of value as the city continues its struggle back to financial health. As your District Attorney, I see the best and the worst of our city on a daily basis. But even during San Diego’s darkest days, I see a city with endless possibilities. After serious consideration, I believe I can play an important leadership role in helping us realize that potential.
There are plenty of polls: straw polls, tracking polls, horse race polls, push polls, exit polls. Not to be left out, San Diego Rostra debuts its exclusive Meatball Poll.
This decidedly unscientific poll is conducted among attendees at the National Albondigas Political Society, San Diego Edition. This swell group of political swells gathers for meatball soup (hence the name) and poliwonk talk with absolutely no agenda. The group generally includes elected officials, staff, consultants, activists, agitators, commentators, fellow travelers, Barry Jantz and the Libertarian Lass.