#Cointossgate: Filner Loses a Coin Toss, Then Loses It, Leaves DeMaio #Eastwooding

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Video added at bottom of post ______ It was surreal… and televised. As we well know, Bob Filner is a Congressman and can do whatever he wants. Alas, the cruel hand of probability did not get the memo. Probability did not give The Entitled One that which he wanted. Unthinkable. Mayoral candidate Filner lost a coin toss. The coin toss …

Lincoln Club Endorses DeMaio for Mayor

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Lincoln Club Endorses DeMaio for Mayor _____________________________________________________________________ Tony Manolatos is a communications strategist and the Lincoln Club is one of his clients. You can follow Tony on Twitter or LinkedIn. You can hear him talk politics and media with KOGO’s LaDona Harvey every Monday at 2:35 p.m. on AM 600 and FM 95.7.

Largest Trade Association in San Diego to Endorse DeMaio at News Conference

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San Diego Association of REALTORS® endorsement arrives on the heels of DeMaio’s first-place finish in the June Primary Election and five months before the November General Election MEDIA ADVISORY Tuesday, June 19 2012               Contact: Tony Manolatos, 619.549.0137 What: San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) to endorse Councilmember Carl DeMaio for San Diego Mayor When: Wednesday, …

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 …

Mayor’s Race Takes Me Back to 7th Grade

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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 …

Last Major Mayoral Debate – Today

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The San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR), one of my clients, is hosting the last major mayoral debate. When: Wednesday, May 30 Time: Registration & VIP Reception at 11AM; Lunch at 11:45AM; Debate at 12:15PM Location: Town & County Conference Center in Mission Valley. Debate is in the Golden Pacific Ballroom. VIP Reception is for media, candidates and guests and is in …

The Best and Worst SD Mayor Videos

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Politics & Media Mashup Good videos are an effective way to communicate a message, especially since many of us are attached to iPhones and iPads. I believe political videos will eventually replace mail pieces and most news releases. Won’t that be nice! That’s a post for another day. Today I decided to mashup the best and worst campaign videos from …

Texts From Mayoral Candidates: Part IV

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We texted the following image to each of the San Diego mayoral candidates and asked them, “What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see this photo?” ___ Here are their replies:  I’m so fortunate…Papa Doug has no idea I’m gay. ___  I used to read that rag but I’ve switched to Voice of San Diego. ___  There’s …

U-T Editor Puts Paper in Awkward Position

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Politics & Media Mashup Some believe Nathan Fletcher is at war with U-T San Diego. I wouldn’t call it war, but relations certainly are chilly. Fletcher’s expectations for his morning newspaper aren’t what they used to be. That might not be a big deal if the election wasn’t less than a month away. For all its troubles, the U-T is still the …

Nathan Fletcher/U-T Drama: A Recap

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The Nathan Fletcher/U-T San Diego split has evolved into a controversy, according to some local news outlets and the newspaper’s executive editor. So we thought we would bring you up to speed. Here’s a quick recap:  First there was this from the U-T: The question for Nathan Fletcher: What does ‘move to the middle’ mean? Then this from Team Fletcher: …

The Mail is Here!

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From the Carl DeMaio Campaign: Response from Nathan Fletcher Campaign: Fact Check: DeMaio’s Deceptive Attack on Nathan Fletcher’s Record of Accomplishment Today, the Carl DeMaio campaign dropped a misleading, negative mailer attacking Nathan Fletcher’s record in Sacramento. A check of the facts is below. Click here to continue reading.

Team Fletcher: “Just Win, Baby!”

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Politics & Media Mashup will return next week. This week, it’s all Nathan Fletcher all the time.  Nathan Fletcher left the Republican Party because there’s nothing he wants more than to be San Diego’s next mayor. Yes, to me it’s that simple. Fletcher said this week he was leaving the party – with less than three months before the June …

New Poll, Convention Center Drama, Big Bucks and a Shift in Leadership

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Politics & Media Mashup leads off with a look at some of the more interesting stories of the week and wraps up with links to some of the best stories about politics and media at the local, state and national levels. This blog post on San Diego Rostra about a new San Diego Mayor 2012 poll garnered a lot of interest …

BREAKING: Poll shows DeMaio and Filner in a virtual tie with Fletcher in third

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San Diego Rostra has obtained new poll results that place Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio in a virtual tie for the lead in the race to become San Diego’s next mayor followed by Nathan Fletcher. “With an aggressive, well-funded campaign Filner is poised to advance in the San Diego Mayoral Race,” a two-page Feb. 29 memo highlighting the poll results …

Dumanis: ‘I don’t get scared. I just work hard!’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/bonnie.jpg” captiontext=”Bonnie Dumanis”] Politics & Media Mashup is on break for a few weeks so we can bring you exclusive Q & As with San Diego Mayoral candidates Bonnie Dumanis, Carl DeMaio and Nathan Fletcher. We kicked off the series two weeks ago with Fletcher and followed up last week with DeMaio. We determined the order based on when the responses to …

DeMaio: ‘My real opponents are the government employee unions and powerful downtown interests’

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/demaio.jpg” captiontext=”Carl DeMaio”] Politics & Media Mashup is on break for the next few weeks so we can bring you exclusive Q & As with San Diego Mayoral candidates Carl DeMaio, Bonnie Dumanis and Nathan Fletcher. We kicked off the series last week with Fletcher. We determined the order based on when the responses to our questions were received — …

Fletcher’s Fetcher…And More From Our First Candidate Q & A

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/web-fletcher-nathan-2012.jpg” captiontext=”Nathan Fletcher”] Politics & Media Mashup is on break for the next few weeks so we can bring you exclusive Q & As with San Diego Mayoral candidates Nathan Fletcher, Carl DeMaio and Bonnie Dumanis. We kick off this series with Fletcher. We determined the order based on when the responses to our questions were received — first …