Volunteerism is Key to San Diego’s Future

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio Leave a Comment

Last week I announced that over 1,400 people had joined our campaign in just the first 14 days. This level of support from everyday San Diegans is almost unheard of this early in a campaign.   Because I am up against the government labor union bosses and their unlimited financial resources, I know that our volunteers will be key to winning …

Sources: Kehoe camp telling supporters she won’t run for Mayor — Rematch with Brian Bilbray for Congress instead?

Jim Sills Jim Sills 4 Comments

Reliable sources  say the Kehoe campaign is telling supporters this week she will pass up a race for Mayor.   That rumor has been out there, but our account  is based on independent  information gathering.  So,  if Kehoe ultimately does step aside for SD Mayor, what would be next ? The draft June 10 State redistricting maps offer an intriguing potential Congressional race between Rep. Brian Bilbray …

Pete Wilson: Why I support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor

Nathan Fletcher Nathan Fletcher 6 Comments

I love San Diego.  I’m very grateful to have been given the privilege of serving as its mayor for eleven years.  During my administration, the phrase, “America’s Finest City” was more than a slogan.  It was the goal and mission statement that drove every decision we made.  Our city continues to offer such great  promise, but it will need strong, …

DeMaio Announces Support of Over 1,400 San Diegans in First 14 Days of Campaign

Carl DeMaio Carl DeMaio Leave a Comment

Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio today announced that his campaign has received the support of over 1,400 individuals in just the first 14 days of his campaign.

“As other candidates curry favor with entrenched politicians, government labor unions, and special interests, I’m seeking support from the people who really count: rank-and-file San Diegans,” declared DeMaio.

“San Diegans are not impressed by entrenched politicians, labor union bosses, and lobbyists who pat each other on the back and support candidates who will preserve the status quo,” DeMaio noted.

“I’m thrilled to have so many supporters this early in the campaign,” said DeMaio when the total number of early supporters was released. The announcement was made in a video released earlier today on DeMaio’s Facebook page utilizing Donor Tube, which allows supporters to make donations directly through the online video.

Tea Party Endorsement for DeMaio for Mayor of San Diego?

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Carl DeMaio’s candidacy for Mayor of San Diego is exciting to me as a member of the Tea Party. (And no, there is no official membership, it is a matter of self identification.) He has taken aggressive stands to bring spending under control in San Diego, and gained my personal gratitude for his work against Proposition D. Further, by consolidating …

Early Impressions of 2012 Mayor’s Race

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 11 Comments

Donna is San Diego’s political rock star. She is John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Eminem rolled into one. San Diego’s mayoral primary is a year away but it comes up just about every day. So please bear with me as I share a few thoughts. Let’s call it, “Early Impressions.” Early Impression No. 1: Too many people have written off …

My Mayor Website’s Better Than Yours

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 28 Comments

As I mentioned in my recent Rostra blog on the mayor’s race, the three Republican candidates gotta spring from the gates to grab support and money. They need to do that by distinguishing themselves as to who they are in the race, which they can define not only by what they do on the trail but who supports them. So, …

Joel Anderson endorses Nathan Fletcher for Mayor

Thor's Assistant Nathan Fletcher, Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant), Senator Joel Anderson Leave a Comment

Why I support Nathan Fletcher for Mayor by Senator Joel Anderson Today, I am pleased to announce that my choice for San Diego’s next mayor is Nathan Fletcher. I hope you will join  me in strongly supporting him. Throughout my time in the State Assembly, Nathan proved himself to be a principled leader. Time and time again, he stood side-by-side …

Fletcher’s Union, Big-Gov’t Record

Aynd Rand Aynd Rand 8 Comments

The title for this post is taken from a recent article by Steven Greenhut on the CalWatchDog website.   This article was clearly written in response to Fletcher’s official announcement that he’s running for Mayor.  One of the interesting things to follow in this race is how the candidates, and their campaigns, cope with the harsh scrutiny they will receive over …

Poll: DeMaio Takes Early Lead in Race for Mayor

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 18 Comments

A new SurveyUSA poll reveals Councilmember Carl DeMaio has taken an early lead in the race for Mayor of San Diego. In a poll that surveyed 538 registered city voters, DeMaio leads the growing pack of candidates with 22% of the vote. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who announced her candidacy in March, comes in second place at 15%, and Democratic …

GOP Mayoral Candidates Jump to the Front: Dumanis Fav Among Insiders, DeMaio Choice of the Electorate

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 3 Comments

The Mayoral race has gotten off to a blistering pace: DeMaio, Fletcher, and now Filner are in; Faulconer is out. Surprisingly, there is a swift and early movement to coalesce center-right establishment support behind Dumanis. In just the last 36 hours Dumanis has received the endorsements of both Faulconer and Sanders. At the same time a SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by 10 News, shows DeMaio up substantially. He leads among every major demographic but women.

Larry Stirling explains why he backs Carl DeMaio for Mayor — He has the Courage to bring Needed Change

Jim Sills Jim Sills 4 Comments

Former Judge, City Councilman and State legislator, Hon.Larry Stirling  announces his support for Carl  DeMaio’s  campaign.  With commendable brevity, Larry explains the reasons why. “Carl DeMaio is the only prospective candidate for mayor of San Diego that has demonstrated through courage, energy, and intelligence the  path to successful  operational and financial reform for San Diego. They say he is “divisive.”  From long experience, …

Nehring: Filner can’t win House against Vargas, so runs for Mayor

Thor's Assistant Rostra Administrator (Thor's Assistant) 8 Comments

Press Release from Ron Nehring.. REPUBLICANS DISMISS FILNER MAYORAL CANDIDACY AS DESPERATE RETIREMENT PLAN Controversial congressman’s announcement follows release of new district maps showing Filner could not be re-elected in 2012 SAN DIEGO — Citing Bob Filner’s decision to run for mayor coming on the heels of new Congressional district maps released this week, San Diego Republicans dismissed the controversial …

The Mayor’s Race – First Few Days

Mr. Murphy Mr. Murphy 12 Comments

Some observations on the first few days of the Mayor’s race: #1 Republicans Up. The Republican candidates for Mayor (DeMaio, Dumanis, Fletcher) are up and running: raising money, throwing up websites, gathering endorsements, hiring consultants. The Democrats are having a harder time getting on their feet. I can’t imagine this is planned. More like they spent so long deciding that …

DeMaio Hits the Ground Running: 25 Events in 23 Days

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Focuses on Grassroots Fundraising Push During June San Diego – Mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio announced an aggressive grassroots fundraising push with 25 events scheduled in 23 days during the month of June. “I’m up against the labor unions and downtown special interests,” said DeMaio. “That means I have to raise money from the community. I’m going to do exactly that.” …

Bob Filner registers to vote in San Diego City, after 7 years in Chula Vista …… But now He lives in Susan Davis’ Congressional district !

Jim Sills Jim Sills 1 Comment

Representative  Bob Filner  registered to vote in the City of San Diego on Monday, after voting from Chula Vista the previous 7  years  (per Registrar of Voters records viewed by SD Rostra).  The longtime Congressman’s new voting location, however, is in Downtown San Diego, and the Registrar’s data base says that’s inside the 53rd  U.S.  House district, represented by his fellow Democrat,  Susan Davis! …

The Root of All Money

Erica Holloway Erica Holloway 22 Comments

Ayn Rand once asked: “So you think money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?” Candidates now seek out that answer for the next 12 months in the hopes of being San Diego’s next mayor. Primary races boil down to two very basic survival needs: money and endorsements. In truth, …

My Thoughts from DeMaio’s Announcement

Owen Kellogg Owen Kellogg 4 Comments

For me, the most interesting thing about the speech wasn’t the text of the actual speech. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very good speech that focused on his plans to fight for the fiscal future of San Diego. He hit all the fiscal conservative points and really dialed in on pension reform. But what was really intriguing was …