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Election 2014

Watch Live: Clinton, Sanders Debate After Splitting Contests

Feb. 11
By Associated Press
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After splitting the first two voting contests, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night.

San Diego Neighborhoods Close In Distance, Miles Apart In Voter Turnout

Feb. 10
Evening Edition
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Kensington and the Teralta neighborhood in City Heights butt up against each other geographically, but they have stark differences. One example: In Kensington, 62 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the 2014 general election compared to 27 percent in Teralta.

Chavez Exit Could Boost GOP Shot At Runoff In U.S. Senate Race

Feb. 9
By Amita Sharma
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One fewer Republican to compete against helps, but a political analyst says the party must rally around just one candidate in order to make it into the fall runoff.

Chargers Hire Former Redevelopment Chair For Stadium Ballot Measure

Feb. 8
By City News Service
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The Chargers announced on Monday the hiring of longtime San Diego civic leader Fred Maas as a special adviser for a prospective ballot measure for a stadium project.

Oceanside's Rocky Chavez Drops Bid For U.S. Senate

Feb. 8
Midday Edition
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Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, announced Monday he's dropping his long-shot bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Barbara Boxer.

Raising San Diego's Minimum Wage Officially On June Ballot

Feb. 8
By City News Service
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A proposal to raise the minimum wage in San Diego above what's required by the state, and offer workers up to 40 hours of annual paid sick leave, was unanimously placed on the June primary election ballot by the City Council Monday.

Survey: One In Five Californians Favor Faulconer For Governor

Feb. 5
By City News Service
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A survey found 20 percent of possible voters favor Mayor Kevin Faulconer for governor of California in 2018. That's despite the fact that he hasn't said he intends to run.

Sanchez Makes 'Pants On Fire' Claim About California Gun Database

Feb. 5
By Chris Nichols / Capital Public Radio
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Critics have repeatedly attacked California Attorney General Kamala Harris for what they say is her slow progress investigating gun owners legally prohibited from having them.

California Secretary Of State Urges San Diego Students To Vote

Feb. 4
Midday Edition
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Secretary of State Alex Padilla dropped by a student council meeting at San Diego State University. The topic: low voter turnout among college students.

California Counts: Demographics Changing In Watts, But Challenges Familiar

Feb. 3
By Mary Plummer
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Decades after the 1965 riots, Watts remains a place dealing with poverty, unemployment and crime and where voting is simply not a part of many lives.

Fundraising Heats Up In Race For Supervisor Dave Roberts' Seat

Feb. 2
By Andrew Bowen
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Democratic Supervisor Dave Roberts, dogged last year by an abuse of power scandal, is facing a challenge from two Republicans, Escondido Mayor Sam Abed and Encinitas Mayor Kristin Gaspar.

San Diego Political Leaders Begin Weighing How To Oust Elected Officials

Feb. 2
By Claire Trageser
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San Diego's Charter Review Committee will move on to more controversial changes in the coming year, including how to remove the mayor or city attorney from office.

Rubio, Sanders Gaining Momentum With San Diego County Donors

Feb. 2
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Union-Tribune Watchdog team compiled the latest fundraising data released by the Federal Election Commission.

Saldaña Discusses Her Bid For San Diego Mayor

Feb. 1
Midday Edition
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Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña has formally announced her bid to challenge Republican incumbent Kevin Faulconer for San Diego mayor. Saldaña is a former Democrat running as an independent this year.

What Issues Matter To You In The 2016 Election?

Feb. 1
Midday Edition
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KPBS asked voters what issues are most important to them this election. People wrote the issues on their hands or held up signs with the issues, and then posted them on Twitter using the hashtags #CACounts and #whatsmyissue.

Carlsbad Voters Sift Through Proposed Development's Traffic Issues

Jan. 29
By Alison St John
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Traffic is one of the most contentious issues in the campaign for Measure A in Carlsbad. Supporters say a planned shopping center on the Agua Hedionda Lagoon would improve traffic flow, while opponents say it would create gridlock.

Roundtable: San Diego Mayor's Race, Methane Leak, Fish Farm

Jan. 29
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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There's a new face in the San Diego mayor's race, new stats in the mega-methane leak in Los Angeles, and new information on Hubbs-SeaWorld's experiment with farming fish.

Why Don't More Californians Vote?

Jan. 28
By Steven Cuevas
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Reporters from four California public media newsrooms, including KPBS, are teaming up this election year to ask why some people don't cast their ballots and why others make it a priority. The project is called — California Counts.

Top Democrats Block, Atkins Won't Both Vie For Same Senate Seat

Jan. 28
Midday Edition
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State Sen. Marty Block announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, avoiding a messy campaign fight with Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Both are San Diego Democrats.

Ex-Assemblywoman Saldaña Makes Bid For San Diego Mayor Official

Jan. 28
Midday Edition
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Former Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña formally announced her candidacy for mayor of San Diego Thursday. Saldaña represented San Diego in the Assembly from 2004 to 2010.

U.S. Senate Candidate Sanchez Defends Islamic Caliphate Statement

Jan. 26
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio
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California Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez is standing by her statement that up to 20 percent of the world’s Muslims want to form an Islamic caliphate — and that they’re willing to use terrorism to do it.

Carlsbad Voters To Begin Receiving Ballots For Vote On Lagoon Development

Jan. 26
By City News Service
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Mail-in ballots for next month's special election over a proposed development in Carlsbad could begin appearing in voters' mailboxes Tuesday.

What's Ahead For San Diego Democrats In 2016 And Beyond?

Jan. 25
Midday Edition
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Both the city and county of San Diego have more registered Democrats than Republicans, but you wouldn't know it from the upcoming race for San Diego mayor.

SANDAG Hosts 'Telephone Town Halls' On Tax Increase

Jan. 25
Midday Edition
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The San Diego Association of Governments wants the public to comment on how it should spend money from a potential sales tax increase that could go on the November ballot.

Rep. Peters Decries Citizens United Ruling On Its 6th Anniversary

Jan. 22
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Democrat Scott Peters was helped and hindered by the Supreme Court’s campaign financing ruling when outside groups in 2014 spent a total of $7.8 million supporting and opposing him and his main GOP opponent.

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