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 …