A potpourri of election voices

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A smattering of social media comments over the last couple of days from throughout the region (and elsewhere), in no particular order… Benjamin Katz, political software guru… “San Diego’s Golden Hall remains one of my favorite political traditions. Here in San Diego, on election night, everyone joins to together for a single unified celebration of democracy: Democrats, Republicans, journalists, and …

Politico: Issa defends himself from accusations of ‘gay-baiting’; calls for Krvaric’s resignation

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Carla Marinucci at Politico has a nice summary of the fallout over the last few days, including Darrell Issa saying he would demand that local GOP Chairman Tony Krvaric resign. LOS ANGELES — Former Rep. Darrell Issa is facing fierce backlash over a controversial new campaign ad that critics say is “gay-baiting” against his opponent in a competitive congressional primary. …

When even Daily Kos says your bill sucks

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Assembywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has been digging her heels in so much in recent weeks, she’s now forming trenches. That’s why it’s hysterical to see even her most strident left-wing fellow travelers not sharing her bunker in defense of AB 5. Read Daily Kos… Clumsy Democratic attempts to fix Uber/Lyft problem is deadly to freelancers We have nothing to add. …

Batten opts out of District 5 City Council race

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A succinct message from Patrick Batten posted to Facebook… “After consulting with family, friends and supporters, I have decided not to run for San Diego City Council. At this stage in my life, it is more important to focus on my family and professional endeavors. I am grateful for the support that I have received and will remain engaged.‬” Republucan …