Fletcher Woos Vet and Big Changes at U-T and Voice

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Politics & Media Mashup My veterinarian asked me yesterday who I like in the mayor’s race. I turned the question around and asked her who she and her husband like. They are registered Democrats. They’re not extremists but they are among the people who feel disillusioned by President Obama and his moderate positions, compromises and move to the middle. “Filner …

Filner Flops In An Ugly Campaign Week

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Politics & Media Mashup: A look at this week’s local political coverage They say a good writer knows when to get out of the way of a good story. So rather then comment on this entertaining Investigative Newsource story — Bob Filner Misses the Boat on the Port — I will just encourage you to read it, and then watch Filner’s …

It’s Going to be an Ugly Eight Weeks!

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Republican Party Chairman Tony Krvaric has taken a keen interest in who is communicating for Nathan Fletcher. On Thursday, Krvaric tweeted to Rachel Laing: “Just to be transparent, you’re now advocating for Nathan Fletcher in a paid capacity, right?” Laing recently left Mayor Jerry Sanders to take a job as communications director at Public Policy Strategies. Tom Shepard, who is running Fletcher’s campaign, …

Plans to Fix Schools Rankle Some Voters

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Politics & Media Mashup: A look at this week’s local political coverage San Diego’s broken school system has been a campaign issue in the mayor’s race since Day 1, but the feedback I’ve seen lately from voters suggests some people are hardly impressed with what they’re hearing. Two letter writers, including a teacher, rip the candidates in today’s U-T San …

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 …