The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, San Diego County Taxpayers Association & The City Club sponsored Friday’s Mayoral Debate at the U.S. Grant Hotel.
All four major candidates — City Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Congressman Bob Filner and State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher — attended the standing-room-only debate. This was the first debate to include the four.
The local media blanketed the event, as did the Twittersphere and Facebookers. Most were impressed with what they heard.
“It would be great if we could see this quality of discussion coming from the never ending GOP Presidential field,” Port Commissioner Bob Nelson said in response to a Facebook post from Scott Lewis, voiceofsandiego.org CEO and one of the debate moderators.
Here is a recap of the debate and the reaction it drew before, during and after (Disclosure: I compiled this for the debate sponsors):