GOP opts to not endorse in Hunter seat; Anderson endorsed for County Supervisor

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After hearing from four candidates tonight — former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, Congressman Duncan Hunter, former Congressman Darrell Issa and State Senator Brian Jones — the Republican Party of San Diego County could not achieve a 2/3 vote of its members to endorse in the 50th Congressional District. All four Republicans will appear on the March 2020 ballot should …

Issa announcement tomorrow in El Cajon

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BTW, we don’t think that Dianne Jacob, Bill Wells, Sam Abed, Matt Rahn, and Larry Wilske being on hand with Issa tomorrow means they will all be announcing their support for Duncan Hunter. PRESS ADVISORY  8:30am tomorrow, Thursday, September 26th, Congressman Darrell Issa will host a press conference in El Cajon at Centennial Plaza in front of the Magnolia Theatre …

Jones makes it official for Hunter’s Congressional seat

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Although Michael Smolens teased it in the Union-Trib on Friday and Brian Jones all but directly said it himself (“thinking about it”) Sunday on KUSI, this morning the Senator made it official. On KUSI, Jones announced he will run in the 50th Congressional District, where a host of other Republicans are already in or “thinking about it” (that phrase again) …

Gloria reacts to Bry ad with “little boy of color” comment — Mixed reactions abound

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A Barbara Bry Instagram ad posted yesterday resulted in a Twitter reaction from Todd Gloria, which in turn is getting quite a response from a number of followers. Below are some screenshots of the Bry ad… Gloria reacted with the following Tweet… “Barbara Bry has hit yet another low. She’s making fun of the dreams of a little boy of …

CityBeat editor let go as new owners step in

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Despite clear-cut philosophical differences, it’s never good to see this sort of thing. (Here’s the Times of San Diego story.) In the past, especially when Dave Rolland, Kelly Davis and Dave Maass were with SD CityBeat, we at SD Rostra had a cordial and sometimes even fun relationship amidst fierce political differences. On occasion we would join CityBeat as co-hosts …