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Election 2014

Peters, DeMaio Stick To Familiar Ground In Second Debate

Oct. 9
By Claire Trageser
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Rep. Scott Peters, a Democrat, and his Republican challenger Carl DeMaio mostly stuck to familiar talking points in their second debate in the race to represent the 52nd Congressional District.

Jobs Top Issue In Chula Vista Mayor, Council Races

Oct. 8
By Tarryn Mento
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Chula Vista is the county’s second largest city, but a lack of jobs is driving a third of its population to commute outside the city every day. This is one of the biggest challenges facing candidates running in the city’s mayoral and council elections.

Prop 45 Would Give Insurance Commissioner Final Say On Health Premiums

Oct. 9
Pauline Bartolone / Capital Public Radio
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Health insurance regulators review rates, and they may even find them unreasonable. But there is no law to force insurance companies to comply with a regulators recommendations. Proposition 45 would change that.

Peters Vs. DeMaio — A Closer Look At Their Contentious Congressional Race

Oct. 9
By Claire Trageser
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The race between incumbent Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and Republican Carl DeMaio for San Diego's 52nd Congressional District is one of the few House races that's a toss up this November.

Gov. Brown Runs Campaign Ad For Propositions

Oct. 8
Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio
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Gov. Jerry Brown has released his first campaign ads, but they don't tell you to vote for him. They ask you to support Proposition 1 (a water bond measure) and Proposition 2 (a rainy day budget measure).

Changes In Voting Process Could Benefit Non-English Speakers

Oct. 8
By Jill Replogle
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Legal permanent residents can now be poll workers in California, and voters can now find language assistance at San Diego polling places in seven Asian languages.

Poll: 52nd District Race Continues To Tighten

Oct. 7
10News
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The race for San Diego's 52nd Congressional District seat is tightening, with Republican Carl DeMaio slightly ahead of Democratic Rep. Scott Peters, according to a 10News/U-T San Diego poll released Tuesday.

New Voters Could Sway Results In 52nd Congressional District

Oct. 6
Midday Edition
By Claire Trageser
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New voters lean mostly Democratic or decline to state a party preference, which could help Rep. Scott Peters defeat former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, according to recent election analysis.

Early Voting In San Diego County For Nov. 4 Election Begins

Oct. 6
By City News Service
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Early voting for the Nov. 4 general election got underway at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters Office. The county has also sent out around 850,000 absentee ballots, which could start showing up in mail boxes as soon as Tuesday.

Escondido Voters To Elect Mayor On Nov. 4

Oct. 6
Midday Edition
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Voters in Escondido have a lot of decisions to make in the November election — including who will lead their city. And the top two mayoral candidates, incumbent Sam Abed and Deputy Mayor Olga Diaz, have very different points of views on a number of issues.

Congressional Candidates Defy Long Odds To Take On Entrenched Incumbents

Sept. 30
By Claire Trageser
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You'd be forgiven if you thought there was only one congressional race in San Diego this year. There are actually five, and candidates are trying to unseat the incumbent in each.

Two Latinas Hope To Shake Up Escondido Politics

Oct. 1
By Jill Replogle
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This election season, two Latinas are hoping to change the face of Escondido's leadership and its long-standing conservative politics.

6,300 Poll Workers Needed In San Diego County For Nov. 4 Election

Sept. 29
By City News Service
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Poll workers who can speak Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese and Chinese are especially needed to staff neighborhood voting locations for the Nov. 4 general election.

Duncan Hunter, James Kimber Play Nice In 50th District Debate

Sept. 28
By Claire Trageser
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The crowd at the 50th Congressional District debate was far more feisty than the candidates, who traded a few jabs but mostly remained cordial.

Poll Finds Brown With Big Edge In Gubernatorial Re-Election Campaign; Voters Favor Water Bond

Sept. 24
Associated Press
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A Public Policy Institute of California survey released Tuesday found Gov. Jerry Brown with a 54 percent to 33 percent edge over Republican challenger Neel Kashkari, a former U.S. Treasury official and Goldman Sachs banker.

San Diego Group Works To Boost Voter Turnout

Sept. 24
By Susan Murphy
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Six weeks ahead of the November election, a San Diego group is working to bolster voter turnout.

No Party Preference Voters Surge In California

Sept. 24
By KPBS and Capital Public Radio
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More than 23 percent of California voters have registered without a party preference, according to voter registration numbers released Tuesday.

DeMaio, Peters Square Off In First 52nd Congressional Debate

Sept. 23
By Claire Trageser
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U.S. Rep. Scott Peters and former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio debated a number of issues, including health care and use of ground troops against ISIS.

Roundtable Looks At Power And Weather, One Paseo, La Mesa Politics

Sept. 19
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The recent heat wave was no joke, but no rolling brown-outs resulted. Some SDG&E customers aren't finding the proposed rate structure funny, either. Carmel Valley votes down One Paseo. Longtime La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid wants a seventh term.

Peters, DeMaio In Dead Heat In Latest Poll

Sept. 17
10News
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The two candidates in one of the most hotly contested November congressional races in the nation are virtually tied, according the latest poll released Tuesday by KGTV and U-T San Diego.

Prop H: Escondido Golf Course Dispute To Be Decided By Voters

Sept. 10
Midday Edition
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Escondido voters will decide the fate of the Escondido Country Club property when they head to the polls in November.

Peters Vs. DeMaio: Where Things Stand In The Money Race

Sept. 10
Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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Pundits predicted the San Diego County congressional race between Democratic Rep. Scott Peters and Republican Carl DeMaio would be expensive. They were right. Both candidates are over the $2 million mark.

Lopsided Battle Over Proposition 45

Sept. 8
By Kenny Goldberg
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The fight over Proposition 45, a ballot initiative that would give the state authority to regulate health insurance rates, is shaping up to be a one-sided affair.

Roundtable Analyzes Debates, Fracking, Testing Violations In Chula Vista Schools

Sept. 5
Midday Edition
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The Brown-Kashkari debate gave off some heat, but did it enlighten voters? Carol Kim and Chris Cate both want the same City Council seat. The Bureau of Land Management uses an incomplete and flawed study to OK fracking in California. Chula Vista Elementary ignores state law when it tests students.

Gay GOP Luminaries Fuel DeMaio Fundraising Vehicle

Sept. 5
By Joe Yerardi
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While Republican Carl DeMaio trails Rep. Scott Peters in fundraising from PACs, he’s raised lots of money by partnering in joint fundraising committees, which are being funded by big names in the GOP gay rights movement.