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Dave Myers Discusses His Run For San Diego County Sheriff

April 25
By Andrew Bowen, Marissa Cabrera

Democrat Dave Myers, a commander and 33 year veteran of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, is running to unseat incumbent San Diego County Sheriff, Bill Gore. Myers said there has to be a cultural shift in law enforcement and it needs to start now.

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Anti-Issa Protesters End Rallies, Turn to Canvassing

April 24
By Alison St John

A long-running congressional protest came to an end Tuesday. Demonstrators who have rallied weekly outside Republican Congressman Darrell Issa office in Vista for more than a year, are now planning to focus their energies on getting out the vote.

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Calif. Democrats Vying For US House May Crowd Each Other Out

April 24
By Associated Press

Fresh-faced Democrats are packing U.S. House races nationwide, inspired to run in the Trump era with hopes of seizing long-held Republican seats in a much-anticipated "blue wave."

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Democrat Mike Levin Aims To Champion Clean Energy, Health Care And Education

April 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Orange County environmental attorney Mike Levin is running in a crowded field in the race to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th congressional district seat.

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Democrat Sara Jacobs Wants To Change The Face Of Congress

April 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Democrat Sara Jacobs is one of 16 candidates vying to replace Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District. At 29, Jacobs could become the youngest woman elected to Congress.

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49th Congressional Candidates Jockey For Money, Attention

April 18
By Alison St John

The latest campaign fundraising disclosures show which candidates in the race to replace Rep. Darrell Issa have the most cash on hand.

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Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar Counting On Underrepresented Voters In 50th District

April 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Campa-Najjar, 29, is running to represent the 50th Congressional District. He is a small business owner and a former public affairs officer in the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama.

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Democrat Josh Butner Walks Back Call For Military Service As A Requirement For Political Office

April 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Butner is a member of the Jamul-Dulzura Union School Board and a former Navy Seal. He runs the military division of Aqua Lung, an underwater dive company.

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Local Politics 101: Who Are San Diego's Highest Paid Politicians?

April 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Carl Luna joins Midday Edition Tuesday for the third installment of San Diego Politics 101. In the third episode, Luna answers questions about politician pay and endorsements.

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Solana Beach Continues Push To Fill City Council Seats After Recent Resignations

April 17
By Matt Hoffman

Solana Beach is accepting applications to fill former Mayor Ginger Mashall's council seat after filling the vacancy left by Councilman Mike Nichols last week.

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San Diego County High School Students Host 49th District Forum

April 16
By Megan Burks

From learning about the political process to being part of it, students at two San Diego schools hosted a forum Tuesday for candidates in the 49th Congressional District.

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Sexual Misconduct Claims Taking Toll In State Legislatures

April 11
By Associated Press

Dozens of state lawmakers across the country have been accused of sexual harassment or misconduct since the start of 2017, particularly since the #MeToo movement gained momentum last fall. Here's a look at those who have resigned, been expelled, faced other repercussions or had accusations made public about them since the start of 2017.

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Town Halls On San Diego Unified Board Elections Begin This Week

April 9
By Megan Burks

Should the city change San Diego Unified School Board elections? The board has appointed a committee to get public input on the question.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Mailer From Geneviéve Jones-Wright Calls For Testing Every Rape Kit

April 3
By Jade Hindmon

KPBS continues to fact-check campaign mailers in our series, “#ShowUsYourMailers.” We’re looking at one from District Attorney candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright calling for testing of all rape kits.

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San Diego Republican John Cox In Second Place In New Governor's Race Poll

March 22
By Capital Public Radio

The California governor's race is getting a little more interesting as a new poll suggests a Democrat and a Republican could end up on the November ballot.

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Republicans Crowd The Field In 49th Congressional Race

March 20
By Alison St John

Eight Republicans are now running for the 49th Congressional seat currently held by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista, who plans to retire.

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Local Politics 101: Running For School Board

March 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new series on KPBS Midday Edition will answer questions about local civics and election rules — with the hope that the information can help listeners better understand other political reporting throughout the year.

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State Filings Seem To Contradict SDSU West Pitch That The University Is Out Of Space

March 19
By Megan Burks

San Diego State University appears to be using its classrooms less efficiently than the state would like. The university says the state’s guidelines are out of touch with how campuses are used.

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LIVE BLOG: Trump Praises Troops, Promises Military Buildup After Border Visit

March 13
By Associated Press, KPBS News

President Donald Trump told U.S. troops that he's overseeing a massive military buildup, praising soldiers for pushing themselves to "new heights of excellence."

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Mailer From Duncan Hunter Prepared At Taxpayer Expense

March 12
By Claire Trageser

The first in our #ShowUsYourMailers series comes from Congressman Duncan Hunter. It is technically not a campaign mailer even though it looks a lot like one.

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Democrats Split Over Endorsements In Race For Issa's Congressional Seat

March 8
By Alison St John

To endorse or not to endorse in the race for the 49th Congressional District? The question highlights disagreements among Democrats in San Diego.

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Radio Host DeMaio Announces Bid For 50th Congressional Seat

March 6
By City News Service

Radio host and gas tax repeal leader Carl DeMaio Monday announced his plans to challenge incumbent Duncan Hunter in the 50th Congressional District.

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Democrats Tighten Field In Race For 49th Congressional District

March 5
By Alison St John

Christina PreJean, one of five Democrats running to replace incumbent Republican Darrell Issa in the 49th Congressional District, has dropped out of the race.

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Mark Kersey Exits State Senate Race

March 5
By City News Service

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey announced Monday he is ending his run for the 38th state Senate District seat, citing "family health issues."

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'Viability' Forum Challenges Congressional Candidates To Show Road To Victory

March 2
By Alison St John

A forum in Oceanside Friday night is designed to test the viability of each Democratic candidate running for Republican Rep. Darrell Issa’s 49th Congressional seat. California’s primary election system no longer guarantees a member of each political party will go on to fight in November.

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