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 …

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 …

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 …

Bonnie Brings her A-game to Mayor’s Race

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Politics & Media Mashup Bonnie Dumanis brought her A-game to the San Diego Mayor’s Race this week. The District Attorney and mayoral candidate smacked Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, who is campaigning hard to be San Diego’s next mayor, for what she called his “About Face on a Woman’s Right to Choose” in a post on Rostra: Until now, Nathan Fletcher has received …

Gonzalez punishes Gloria and Lightner

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[captionpix imgsrc=”http://sdrostra.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/lorena.jpg” captiontext=”Lorena Gonzalez”] Politics & Media Mashup There was a short but very telling story in Friday’s U-T San Diego. On the surface, “Labor gives ‘F’ grade to five on S.D. council” does not look like much more than a few inches on B2, but the story highlights how cutthroat politics can be at City Hall. The piece, written …