Friday Update: Assessing the changing DeMaio-Peters vote count

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Update: 5:00 p.m. Friday: Scott Peters’ 50.27 percent yesterday increased to 51.25 percent today. Raw votes are now at Peters with 92,410 and DeMaio with 87,919. Peters’ 861 vote lead yesterday increased to a lead of 4,491. Total ballots counted increased from 156,813 to 180,329. Thus, that’s 23,516 additional ballots counted. Peters added 13,573 votes to his total. DeMaio added …

The Peters-DeMaio Battleground Precincts

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a larger image “I’ve looked at CA52 “battleground precincts” — areas where the majority of voters supported Peters for Congress and DeMaio for Mayor in 2012. You had cross-over voters, Independent voters, a significant number of people who could be swayed …

The Wrath of Khan

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From Vince Vasquez, Senior Policy Analyst at National University System Institute for Policy Research (and Rostra contributor)… click for a separate image Just cranked out a map of ballots counted thus far by the Registrar for CA52, by precinct. Scott Peters cut decisively into Carl DeMaio territory, won battleground precincts. Peters won battleground precincts in South University City, Clairemont, North …

HuffPo: GOP Candidate Carl DeMaio Cleared Of Sexual Harassment Claims

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“DeMaio spokesman Dave McCullough said in an email that the campaign was glad Dumanis found Bosnich’s ‘politically-motivated smears are without merit.’ He did not comment on her decision not to prosecute the burglary.” Read it all here.

Chula Vista: McCann lawsuit details

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The U-T San Diego reported late last week that Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann filed a defamation lawsuit against the San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO for a campaign mailer falsely stating he was sentenced for a felony. Earlier this year McCann was the lone remaining member of a Sweetwater Union High School District board of …

Kick or Punt, Ms. Dumanis.

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Citizens need closure on the recent allegations against Carl DeMaio.  Last week, Todd Bosnich accused the former San Diego City Council Member and U.S. House candidate of sexual harassment.  If true, DeMaio has no business holding public office. The timing of this claim is suspect.  The accuser’s decision to lodge the complaint in the media, rather than through law enforcement, …

U-T San Diego: Integrity in campaigns should mean something

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In case you missed it a few days back… In a political season in which campaigning by deceit has almost become the norm, two local campaigns stand out for their flimflam — the City Council campaign of Steve Padilla in Chula Vista and the City Council campaign of Carol Kim in San Diego. Read it all in the U-T.

Scott Peters: Petty Bully Who Seeks To Balkanize San Diego With The “Tea Party Extremist” Label

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Let’s start with this; there is no “tea party”.  There is a “tea party movement,” there are “tea party groups,” there are “tea party activists” and there are “people who agree with tea party principles.” In that tea party movement, there are libertarians, social conservatives, immigration activists, fiscal conservatives, Second Amendment defenders, and other conservative-leaning Americans. While I haven’t seen …

Poll indicates “enthusiasm gap” is favoring DeMaio over Peters

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A survey released today by the Republican Party of San Diego County notes that likely voters in the nationally-watched race between Congressman Scott Peters and GOP challenger Carl DeMaio are more enthusiastic about supporting Republican candidates than they are Democrats. The 16 percent margin between GOP and Dem favored candidates, often called the “enthusiasm gap,” is significant in a competitive …

Christian Republicans for Scott Peters?

Eric AndersenEric Andersen 66 Comments

This week a number of my friends, well respected Christian leaders, wrote a public letter encouraging Christ followers to vote for the Democrat incumbent Scott Peters in the 52nd Congressional District race instead of the endorsed Republican, Carl DeMaio. They did so on the basis of a moral issue – his position on same sex marriage. As a Christ follower …

Poway’s Mayor race: Vaus or Higginson?

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Poway’s Mayor race — Councilman Steve Vaus or current Mayor Don Higginson? This year’s election started out bland several months ago with only incumbent Higginson announcing he would run. Things became a bit more interesting when rumors started to circulate that Councilmember Jim Cunningham, a Democrat, would challenge the Republican mayor. That would have been an interesting race, with two …

Will low voter turnout give Republican Neel Kashkari a chance?

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In the wake of low voter turnout in the June 2014 California primary which favored conservative / Republican candidates, is there any chance of a repeat on a bigger scale in November 2014? John Nienstedt, president of Competitive Edge Research & Communication, says November 2014 could be a real downer for California when it comes to voter turnout. As John …

Zapf Raises Over $485,000 For Re-Election to District 2

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  Today San Diego City Councilwoman Lorie Zapf announced she has raised $485,231 for her re-election bid to City Council District 2. Based on the most recent fundraising disclosures due today to the City Clerk, Zapf raised an impressive $159,135 over the two-month period of March 18, 2014 – May 17, 2014. This exceeds the total amount raised by Zapf’s …