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Election 2014

GOP Hopefuls Need More Than Money To Win San Diego County Supervisor’s Seat

June 23
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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For a Republican to beat Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts next year, political analysts say the challenger will need name recognition, party support and a broadly popular message.

San Diego County Home Prices Continue To Rise

June 17
By City News Service
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The median price of a San Diego County home was $459,000 last month, up from $445,000 in May 2014.

Roundtable Looks Into Dave Roberts' Troubles, Chargers Stadium Ploys, Seawall Issues

June 12
Editors Roundtable
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Supervisor Dave Roberts' troubles threaten his seat on the county board. Is the city's call for a Dec. 15 vote on the stadium genuine? The skirmish between homeowners and beach protectors in North County heads to court.

Allegations May Leave Supervisor Dave Roberts Politically Vulnerable

June 12
By Amita Sharma
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With San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts engulfed in a scandal, his political survival may rest on a criminal inquiry and public perception.

San Diego City Council's 'Open Mic Night' Becomes Solo Performance

June 11
By Claire Trageser
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The “open mic night” that the San Diego City Council's Charter Review Committee held wasn’t as popular as some might have liked.

Cash Is Key For Republicans Eying County Supervisor Dave Roberts’ Seat

June 11
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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As the GOP field forms, political experts said San Diego County’s District 3 will be a big money race in 2016.

San Diego To Host 'Open Mic Night' On City Charter

June 10
By Claire Trageser
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San Diegans can have their say about how the city’s charter should be changed in a special meeting some are calling "charter karaoke."

Third Ex-Staffer Of Supervisor Dave Roberts Files Claim Against County

June 8
By Hoa Quach
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A claim filed by Lindsey Masukawa, the supervisor's former health and human services policy adviser, said Dave Roberts focused more on his re-election and aspirations for higher office than on his job.

Escondido Mayor To Challenge Dave Roberts For Supervisor Seat

June 8
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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Sam Abed said he'll run against Dave Roberts who is facing accusations that he misused county office funds.

Referendum On Peña Nieto: Mexico Midterm Election Has Implications For U.S.

June 4
Evening Edition
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took office with a promise of reform three years ago. This weekend, midterm elections will show whether voters still have confidence in him and his party.

Escondido Mayor Expected To Seek Dave Roberts' County Supervisor Seat

June 5
By Hoa Quach
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Mayor Sam Abed, a Republican, has criticized Supervisor Dave Roberts as he has come under public scrutiny for possible misuse of his office. Abed also has asked Roberts, the only Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, to resign.

Marty Block's Chief Of Staff Will Run For San Diego City Council

June 4
By City News Service
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Chris Ward, chief of staff to state Sen. Marty Block, officially entered the race Thursday for Todd Gloria's District 3 seat on the San Diego City Council.

Lawsuit Claims San Diego Animal Shelter Mistreated Dogs

May 28
By Associated Press
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A former veterinarian claims in a lawsuit that San Diego county's animal shelter mistreated dogs by leaving them in unheated kennels, calling the dogs "ice puppies."

San Diego Lawmaker Crusades Against 'Blood Tomatoes'

May 15
By Jean Guerrero
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A bill by Rep. Juan Vargas is aimed at curbing abuse at Mexican farms.

Businessman Ray Ellis Announces Second Run For City Council

May 14
By City News Service
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Ray Ellis, who ran unsuccessfully against Sherri Lightner in 2012, said city government should focus on customer service.

ProFlowers Co-Founder Announces San Diego City Council Run

May 4
By City News Service
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Entrepreneur and political activist Barbara Bry announced that she'll run for the seat of San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner.

Roundtable On Early Political Races, Chula Vista Turmoil, Government Water Use

May 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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It's May 2015. Do you know where (or who) your political candidates are? Chula Vista's trouble completing its city council is not over. And water use among public agencies in the city of San Diego went up by 19 percent.

Emerald Wants Her Chief Of Staff To Take Over San Diego Council Seat

April 22
By Matthew Bowler
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Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has said she will not seek re-election next year, is giving her support to her chief of staff, Ricardo Flores.

Chula Vista City Council Vote Count Upheld

April 14
Midday Edition
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A San Diego Superior Court judge upheld the vote count in Chula Vista's City Council race. Dozens of uncounted provisional ballots were not counted last fall in a race won by two votes.

San Diego County Reboots Efforts To Fight Climate Change

April 8
By Erik Anderson
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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind a plan that was widely panned by environmentalists and ultimately rejected by the courts.

Marine Veteran Atkinson To Run Against Peters For 52nd Congressional District Seat

April 8
By KPBS News
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Jacquie Atkinson, a Republican, announced Wednesday morning she will run for the 52nd Congressional District seat. Peters, a Democrat, narrowly won re-election to his second term by besting Republican Carl DeMaio in the November 2014 election.

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria Announces Bid For State Assembly

April 7
By Tarryn Mento, Brooke Ruth
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Democrat Todd Gloria said he hopes to help more families and push forward with transportation options if he's elected to the California Legislature.

Kamala Harris Raises $2.5M For California Senate Bid

April 6
By Associated Press
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Competitive races are costly, and analysts predict the state attorney general could need $30 million or more by Election Day next year.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Will Run For US Senate Seat

March 5
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Rocky Chavez, a former Oceanside city councilman and Marine colonel, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and re-elected in November.

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