Reviewing Precinct Returns from the San Diego Mayoral Election

Vince Vasquez Vince Vasquez 2 Comments

  The race to become mayor of the City of San Diego has narrowed down to two finalists. In this policy brief the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR) analyzed newly released electoral data from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters’ office using GIS software. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY • The June mayoral primary was a partisan election. Interstate …

The Oracle Speaks

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 26 Comments

[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/john-tj.jpg” captiontext=”John Nienstedt, President of Competitive Edge, and T.J. Zane, President & CEO of The Lincoln Club of San Diego County, at the Lincoln Club’s Election Night Reception. Photo by: Melissa Jacobs”] Politics & Media Mashup I worked on a campaign with local pollster John Nienstedt a couple years ago and after he explained in a group email – a …

Texts From Mayoral Candidates – Part V

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We texted the San Diego mayoral candidates and asked them, “What movie and song best describes your campaign?” Here are their replies: That’s easy. Movie: The Empire Strikes Back. Song: “Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a laser focused take-no-prisoners team of crusaders armed with a Roadmap that returns Republican control to San Diego. ___ We see Purple at …

Fletcher Wins Race For Most Klout

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 8 Comments

Politics & Media Mashup I wrote a post six months ago comparing the Klout scores of San Diego mayoral candidates, council members and a few others who know their way around Facebook and Twitter. It generated a little buzz. Tony Krvaric, Todd Gloria and others compared their scores on Twitter. Former U-T San Diego columnist Tom Blair mentioned the post in …

Last Major San Diego Mayoral Debate Mashup

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 1 Comment

The San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR), San Diego County Taxpayers Association and The Lincoln Club of San Diego County hosted today’s debate at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center. SDAR wants to thank all of the candidates for a spirited debate, the 500 or so people who filled the ballroom and those of you who watched and …

Mayor’s Race Takes Me Back to 7th Grade

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos 6 Comments

Politics & Media Mashup We’re 10 days out from Election Day and here is what we know about the San Diego mayoral race: Carl DeMaio is in. The second spot looks like it’s going to go down to the wire. Bob Filner is carrying a slight edge over Nathan Fletcher. Trailing behind is Bonnie Dumanis, but she’s not going down …