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Early Voting Patterns Favor Faulconer In Mayor’s Race

Feb. 11
By Joe Yerardi
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With Election Day here, political operatives and campaign volunteers are fanning out across the city in massive get-out-the-vote operations. But nearly 165,000 people already have voted, and those ballots may well determine San Diego’s mayor-elect.

San Diegans Head To Polls To Choose Alvarez Or Faulconer As Mayor

Feb. 11
By Claire Trageser
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San Diegans will vote Tuesday in the special mayoral election between City Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer.

Study: Race For Votes Will Continue Until Polls Close

Feb. 10
Midday Edition
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Polls show San Diego's Mayoral election between David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer may be a squeaker.

Race In The Race: Discussions Of Difference in San Diego's Mayoral Election

Feb. 10
By Sandhya Dirks
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The San Diego mayor’s race has opened up a debate over inequality, revealing a city that is starkly divided.

Faulconer’s Tax Returns Show Income Nearly Doubled In 2012

Feb. 9
By Claire Trageser
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Tax returns released by City Councilman Kevin Faulconer show his income nearly doubled between 2011 and 2012.

President Obama Endorses Alvarez In San Diego Mayor's Race

Feb. 8
By Claire Trageser
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President Barack Obama weighed in on the San Diego mayor's race Saturday, endorsing fellow Democrat David Alvarez.

San Diego Mayoral Candidates' Personal Finances

Feb. 6
By Claire Trageser and Brooke Williams, inewsource
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Mayoral candidates David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer have very different financial situations. We dug deeper into their financial backgrounds.

San Diego Mayor Vote Expected To Draw 50 Percent Of Registered Voters

Feb. 7
By City News Service
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Both candidates plan to attend campaign events throughout the weekend like holding rallies and walking precincts. Kevin Faulconer generally has led by a small margin in previous surveys, but political observers expect a close election that will be determined by Tuesday's turnout.

Roundtable: Tactics, Turnout And Money In San Diego Mayor's Race

Feb. 7
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The San Diego mayoral run-off election is Tuesday. Do you know where your candidates are -- on the issues, on tactics, in the polls? What can their personal finances tell us about who they are and how they will govern? And how come the lowly referendum has become the tool of corporate interests?

Their Candidate Under Attack, Labor Responds With Barrage Of Negative Ads In Mayor’s Race

Feb. 7
By Joe Yerardi
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If the business-backed Lincoln Club has a liberal foil this election, it’s Working Families for a Better San Diego, a committee established in September by organized labor.

Rise In Referendums: A Look At Why Paid Signature Gatherers Have Staked Out Your Supermarket

Feb. 4
By Sandhya Dirks
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Here is a quick pop quiz: What do Walmart, marijuana, Barrio Logan, and a developer fee all have in common? Hint: referendums.

Prospective San Diego City Council Candidates Begin Pulling Nomination Papers

Feb. 6
By City News Service
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Prospective candidates for City Council offices in the June 3 primary election began taking out nominating papers Thursday, including Myrtle Cole, who will be seeking reelection in District 4 in Southeast San Diego.

Former San Diego Mayoral Candidate Aguirre Makes Right Turn, Endorsing Faulconer

Feb. 6
By Sandhya Dirks
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Controversial former City Attorney Mike Aguirre says the millions in union money backing fellow Democrat and San Diego mayoral candidate David Alvarez concern him.

Latino Groups Accuse Conservative Organization Of Using Racist Mailers Against Alvarez

Feb. 5
By Sandhya Dirks
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Latino groups are claiming a conservative group is using racist mailers to target City Councilman David Alvarez, but the group said the mailers aren't racist.

California Prison Realignment Complicates Voting Rights For Felons

Feb. 5
By Megan Burks
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The state's prison realignment effort has drawn up a complicated matrix of detention options for felons in California, and with it a lot of confusion about which ones can vote.

Study: San Diego Mayor's Race Will Be Tight

Feb. 3
By City News Service
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Though early returns of absentee ballots put Councilman Kevin Faulconer in the driver's seat for the Feb. 11 runoff election for San Diego mayor, the race will be close.

Fletcher Cove Community Center Debacle On Feb. 11 Ballot

Feb. 3
Evening Edition
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The normally tight-knit and friendly little city of Solana Beach has become bitterly divided over the proposed use of the Fletcher Cove Community Center.

San Diego Politicians Return Donations From Alleged Schemers

Jan. 31
By Tarryn Mento
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As more donations from men tied to an illegal campaign finance scandal are unearthed, local politicians are rushing to return them.

Roundtable: Marine Faces Another Murder Trial; Uncovering Financial Scandals; San Diego's Economy

Jan. 31
By Pat Finn, Alison St John
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Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins will be retried for a murder in Iraq seven years ago. How anyone with a computer can investigate campaign finances. And how does the state of San Diego's economy compare to President Obama's State of the Union?

San Diego Mayor, Solana Beach Special Election Mail-In Ballot Applications Due Tuesday

Jan. 30
By City News Service
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Mail-in ballot applications must be received by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said. Postmarks won't do.

Alvarez Leads San Diego Mayor Money Race With Cash On Hand

Jan. 31
By Joe Yerardi
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Democratic mayoral contender David Alvarez maintains a nearly two-to-one advantage over his Republican rival in cash on hand, according to financial disclosure statements filed Wednesday and Thursday.

Canceled Debate Between San Diego Mayoral Candidates Sparks War Of Words

Jan. 30
By City News Service
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David Alvarez and his opponent in the Feb. 11 runoff election, Kevin Faulconer, ended up being interviewed separately on the radio after a dispute over the debate broke out.

Many Polls, Many Different Stories On Outcome Of San Diego Mayor’s Race

Jan. 29
By Sandhya Dirks
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Polls are being released left and right as the race for San Diego mayor nears the home stretch. But the question is: Why do these polls differ so much?

In The Pocket: The Price of Getting Elected Mayor Of San Diego

Jan. 28
By Sandhya Dirks
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San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer claims that the unions are trying to buy the election for his opponent, David Alvarez. But no one's hands are cash-free in this election.