The Greatest Story Ever Told, Almost

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This is a bit lengthy, but worth it… Let’s start with the biggest, and perhaps least exciting, races for the county (state races to follow tomorrow). In the 50th Dem Primary Francine Busby was selected as the Democrat nominee to lose to Brian Bilbray once more. I don’t think Busby was celebrating her victory, I searched for police reports and …

Numerous inconsistencies in Sheriff Gore’s account regarding his FBI exploits

Kimberly Dvorak Kimberly Dvorak 3 Comments

In a stunning turn of events, just days before the California primary, Sheriff Gore appears to have embellished his FBI exploits. Statements like “I stormed hijacked planes, I did all that stuff,” could have been exaggerated and needs further explanation. The emotional aspects of the San Diego County Sheriff’s race may have caused Gore, the current appointed caretaker of the …

Mail and Ads Galore

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Candidates and consultants are taking the opportunity to send along their PDFs and clips.  Here’s a hodgepodge: Jim Duffy for Sheriff radio spot… Duffyradio Bill Wells for AD 77 mailer (a reader sent it, not the campaign, so it is a scan of the back only)… http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Wells-Mailer-2-back-001.jpg Christine Rubin for AD 77 mailer… Rubin Republican Rick Powell for AD 78 …

10News Poll has Gore, La Suer, Duffy 1, 2, 3 in Sheriff Race

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 8 Comments

From 10News, in case you missed it… “…in the new poll released Tuesday, Gore had 26 percent of the vote — up 12 points from November … showed former Undersheriff and Assemblyman Jay La Suer at 16 percent, which was unchanged from November.  Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jim Duffy, who led the race in November, is at 15 percent — down nine …

Duffy turned down on Ballot Designation

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The Union-Trib’s Craig Gustafson just tweeted this… From: @gustafsoncraig Sent: Mar 24, 2010 1:57p Registrar of Voters officially rejects Jim Duffy’s bid to be called “Sheriff’s Lt.” on ballot as he tries to unseat Sheriff Bill Gore. On Twitter: http://twitter.com/gustafsoncraig/status/10997897719 My sources confirm that is the case, although the letter has not gone from the ROV to Duffy as of …

Sheriff Race Fundraising Totals

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Just a quick post to show how money is shaping up in the Sheriff’s race.  These are from the reports just filed for the period Jan.1 thru Mar. 17: Jim Duffy Contributions: $8,167 Expenditures: $30,009 Cash on Hand: $25,579 Debt: 0 Bill Gore Contributions: $34,550 Expenditures: $33,703 Cash on Hand: $112,829 Debt: $46,070 (all accrued expenses/no personal loans) Jay La …

Toni Atkins, Developer. What?

Sunshine Sunshine 8 Comments

A few days ago I raised some questions about interesting ballot titles and over the past few days I have received some answers, some more hysterical than others. It looks like I do have my answer about Toni Atkins being a “small businesswoman”. She backs up her claim by listing herself as a Senior Principle at LeSar Development Consultants. My …

Sheriff Watch: Politics of Ballot Designations Results in a Challenge to Duffy

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

From today’s Sunday San Diego at the FlashReport… The first competitive San Diego County Sheriff’s race since 1994 enters its primary leg with three hopefuls to appear on the ballot. As well, a challenge has been filed over one candidate’s chosen ballot description. The pool of anticipated competitors narrowed from four on Friday, when perennial candidate Bruce Ruff dropped his bid in …

Ten Little Indians

Sunshine Sunshine 27 Comments

Well the filing deadline for office has come and gone and there were definitely quite a few interesting developments, some of which have been discussed here and some haven’t, and obviously everything is tentative before signatures are verified. The Sheriff race narrowed to three with Gore, Duffy, and LaSuer. The big question here is where do the Democrats and Independents …

Sheriff’s Race Dwindles to Three

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 5 Comments

Unless Bruce Ruff plans on walking into the Registrar of Voters, paying his filing fee, taking out his nomination form, and returning with 20 signatures in the next half-hour, he’s out. Let’s put it this way.  He’s out. For a guy whose campaign kept promising information that would blow the top off the race, Ruff’s campaign ends rather quietly. It …

Lincoln Club Endorses Bill Gore in SD Sheriff’s Race

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San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore received the endorsement of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County for his candidacy in the race for San Diego County Sheriff. In a news release issued today, Tom Sudberry, Chairman of the Lincoln Club’s Board of Directors, said Gore’s proven record of leadership and managerial skills qualify him as the best candidate for …

Sheriff Watch: Early Polling Shows Duffy Leading

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 33 Comments

From my post at the FlashReport… See the press release below and don’t even begin to tell me that aging name ID from the green-and-white-car days doesn’t mean anything. That said, it’s still significantly early. Name ID can be softened just as significantly with financial resources and momentum.  Appointed Sheriff Bill Gore and former Assemblyman Jay La Suer have plenty of …

Duffy Scores Perfect with Labor Council

Greg Larkin Greg Larkin 9 Comments

Sheriff candidate Jim Duffy may have already staked his claim as the union candidate, scoring both the Deputy Sheriff’s Association and state PORAC endorsements. But, even those organizations over the years have backed candidates, including Republicans, with less than perfect labor credentials. It was very likely that the Labor Council would follow suit with an endorsement of Duffy, no doubt, …

Amato’s Take on the Sheriff’s Race

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KCBQ AM-1170 and Washington Times Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato recently weighed in on a sheriff’s candidate debate held September 12 in El Cajon…. On Saturday, I had the opportunity to sponsor and co-moderate a debate among the San Diego County Sheriff candidates.  It followed the East County TEA Party, where an estimated 1500 people attended. Questions were made available …

Labor Council Endorsements

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Source: http://www.sandiegopolitico.com/2009/09/labor-council-endorsements.html Labor Council endorses Howard Wayne in City Council race and Jim Duffy for Sheriff. Rep. Susan Davis, Sen. Barbara Boxer and Assembly Candidate Toni Atkins also endorsed SAN DIEGO – (September 24, 2009) – The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council announced today its endorsements of San Diego City Council District 6 candidate Howard Wayne and Sheriff …