So What Will the Candidates for Mayor Raise?

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The first campaign disclosure cut off for raising money in the City of San Diego Mayor’s race is this Thursday. I could give my predictions here about what I think the candidates will raise, but then I’d have to read the whole chain of campaign partisans chanting about my bias. So, I’ll just leave it up to the readers to …

Mayoral Candidate Fletcher on the Pension Initiative

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From this morning’s Union Tribune in regard to the ballot measure to fix city pensions: Fletcher said he won’t decide whether to support the ballot measure until a fiscal and legal analysis have been done. He also said he has concerns about stripping pensions away from newly hired firefighters, as the measure would do. “It is clear we have to …

Jon Cross in at San Diego New Majority

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Confirmed last night: Jon Cross is the new Executive Director over at the San Diego New Majority. Cross is a former aide to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and United States Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, among other positions. He replaces Doug Sain. I think this is a positive direction for the organization. I’ve never met Cross but those who have say he’s …

Is Fletcher In or Out?

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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 …

San Diego Mayor’s Race Part 3

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Normally I feel somewhat obligated to fact check posts by “mouth of the local gop” Mr. Murphy. So I did some calling around about the San Diego Mayor’s race. Turns out Murphy is correct: it sounds like Dumanis and Filner are in the race. To Filner first: if he runs, and he is the only Democrat, he is pretty much …

Voepel Leaves GOP… Union Tribune Unclear on New Party Affiliation

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Reading the Union Tribune I noted an article that said Santee Mayor Randy Voepel announced a couple days ago that he was leaving the GOP because the Republican Party wasn’t conservative enough. I thought this was a little odd, timing wise. After all, the national party basically picked up what 63 seats this time RETURNING to the conservative fiscal values …