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Money And Popularity In The Final Weeks Of The Race For San Diego Mayor

Evening Edition

Aired 11/5/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.

GUESTS

Carl Luna, professor, political science, Mesa College

Joe Yerardi, is an investigative reporter for KPBS' media partner inewsource

Transcript

There are only two weeks to go until the special election for San Diego mayor.

A poll out Sunday seems to be good news for Republican Kevin Faulconer.

Democrat Nathan Fletcher came forward with a personal story about suffering abuse in childhood.

And Democrat David Alvarez is still trying to increase his name recognition.

Political scientist Carl Luna said compared to the last mayoral race, the candidates are less dynamic or less divisive depending on who you ask.

Luna said the most significant things to come out in this election for the top candidates are that, "People have learned who David Alvarez is; for Fletcher, the flip-flopper thing has become a bigger deal and; Faulconer has been able to maintain a nice bland profile."

The polls open Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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