Exposed: Empower San Diego’s Last Ditch Political Play – And Interesting Friends

Eliot Ness Eliot Ness

It’s no secret that various interest groups have been actively lobbying the San Diego Redistricting Commission over the past few months. One of the most active groups has been Empower San Diego which even managed to get one of their own, Commissioner Theresa Quiroz on the actual commission and who has been carrying their water ever since. The commission has …

Did Lorie Zapf’s Big victory surprise local Liberals? — Some were Flabbergasted !

Jim Sills Jim Sills

Last week I wrote a column about SD Rostra’s success in correctly predicting Upset victories in June by Juan Vargas and Lorie Zapf. Not very controversial, right? But a writer for a SD liberal publication attacked, saying (A) Zapf’s victory was no surprise, and (B) no one said she would miss the runoff and (C) we Rostrafarians were “Morons”. As …

Lessons from 2010 Primary …..Whose Polls can you Trust?

Jim Sills Jim Sills

In the last month before the June primary, Barry Jantz reported a poll showing a close race between Howard Wayne and Lorie Zapf in SD city council district 6. Soon after, I reported on polling which showed Juan Vargas leading Mary Salas outside SD County and would likely win the 40th senate Democratic primary. Barry Jantz took flack from some …