City Councilmember Ruth Sterling has taken out intention papers to challenge incumbent Art Madrid for mayor in the City of La Mesa. Both are Republicans.
The move is further evidence that Madrid may have no serious challenge in November. Sterling has done little in the fundraising arena during her 18 years on the council, other than about $10,000 of her own money each election. Madrid, a consummate fundraiser during his 20 year mayoral stint, will easily reap several times that if needed.
No other challengers have surfaced, but — if one does — a split vote scenario with Sterling will help Madrid coast to a sixth term.
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