Voice Politics Report: What Davis Hath Wrought

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Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis at Voice of SD do superb work assessing the potential candidate field in the wake of Congresswoman Susan Davis’ announcement that she’s done. Everyone from power names like Toni Atkins and Lorena Gonzalez (both say no) to ambitious lesser knowns such as Colin Parent and Akilah Weber, both Dem councilmembers from La Mesa. It’s worth …

Reactions to DeMaio jumping in Congressional race

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The Republican field may be growing in the 50th Congressional District, but Carl DeMaio’s announcement yesterday that he would enter the Duncan Hunter fray resulted in somewhat of a larger splash, especially after he teased the decision a few days in advance on social media and his radio show. Here’s some of the local reaction… John Dadian, Political Analyst: “Carl …

Breaking: Former Escondido Mayor Sam Abed files to run for Congress in Hunter seat

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Sam Abed, the former Mayor of  Escondido, yesterday filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to run for the 50th Congressional District, currently held by Duncan Hunter. SD Rostra reached out to Abed for a statement. He responded later in the day (this post was updated). “I am busy talking with grass-roots, civic and community leaders and my supporters, …

Opening Day 2019: An Ode to Baseball

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For many years Rich Galen has produced his twice-per-week bullet-style column, Mullings, his take on the politics of the day. Today he … well … knocks it out of the park, so to speak, with an ode to Baseball Opening Day. Opening Day 2019 by Rich Galen Thursday March 28, 2019 NOTE: Let’s take a day off from kvetching and …

Breaking: Kalasho resigns from El Cajon City Council

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Ben Kalasho, the highly controversial El Cajon City Councilmember, resigned his seat tonight in a letter to City Manager Graham Mitchell. The resignation is said to be “effective immediately.” Elected to a four-year city council term in 2016, Kalasho was forced to face off against another incumbent, Gary Kendrick, last year after the city transitioned to district elections. Kendrick won …