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Gavin Newsom Says He Has 'Courage For A Change'

June 4
By Ben Adler / Capital Public Radio

Democrat Gavin Newsom is hoping grassroots energy for progressive goals such as single-payer health care will propel him to the governor's mansion.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Dueling Ads Over Tax Breaks In San Diego Assessor Race

June 4
By Claire Trageser

Subscribers to The San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday got something extra with their paper: a campaign ad for Matt Strabone, who's running to be the county assessor/recorder/clerk.

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Poll In The 49th District Suggests Front Runners Have Changed

June 1
By Alison St John

A new poll on the 49th congressional race to replace Republican Darrell Issa suggests the dynamics of the race have changed.

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Roundtable: Election 2018 Major Races

June 1
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

The battle for second place in the race for governor, Democrats risk a possible shutout in the 49th congressional district and controversy hasn't slowed Rep. Duncan Hunter's prospects for re-election.

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California Governor Race Heats Up In Days Before Primary

June 1
By Associated Press

It's crunch time in the primary for California governor, with candidates exploring creative strategies and benefiting from massive spending as they try to tear down — or lift up — their rivals in the race's final days.

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Election Day Cheat Sheet: 10 Things To Know

June 1
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

You probably have a lot of questions about voting. Am I registered? How can I vote? Where can I vote? Don't worry — KPBS has put together this cheat sheet in hopes of answering some of the most common election-related questions.

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Update: San Marcos Mayor Cleared Of Campaign Finance Complaint In Bid For County Supervisor Seat

May 31
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond, who is running for the 5th District county Board of Supervisors seat in Tuesday's election, has been cleared by the city of violating its campaign finance rules.

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Two Proposals For SD Unified Term Limits Vie For Spot On November Ballot

May 30
By Megan Burks

The San Diego Unified School Board wants three four-year terms. An outside group wants just two terms.

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More California Voters, Counties Opting For Mail-In Ballots

May 30
By Associated Press

More than 1.4 million Californians already have voted in the state's primary, and when all the ballots are counted it's expected as many as three-quarters of all voters will have used mail-in ballots to make their choices.

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Registrar Certifies Write-In Candidates For San Diego Unified Board Races

May 30
By Megan Burks

It’s official. There are now challengers in the races for two seats on the San Diego Unified School Board.

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Dem Party Spends Big On Fletcher In Final Days — With Help From Gonzalez Fletcher

May 30
Scott Lewis/ Voice of San Diego

The San Diego County Democratic Party has spent more than $680,000 in support of Nathan Fletcher. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher has transferred $355,000 from her campaign to the party.

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Final Day To Request Mail-In Ballot Is Tuesday

May 29
By Alison St John, City News Service

Tuesday is the deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the June 5 primary election.

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David Alvarez Raises $119,000 For County Supervisor Race — In 2020

May 29
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

San Diego Councilman David Alvarez is barred by term limits from running for re-election this year, but he’s not done with local politics. Alvarez has already raised a little more than $119,000 for a bid in 2020 to replace county Supervisor Greg Cox.

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9 Questions To Test Your San Diego Voter IQ

May 29
By Tarryn Mento

As voters prepare to head to the polls in the upcoming primary election, check how much you know about county races and measures on the ballot.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Josh Butner Mailer Criticizes Campa-Najjar Statement On Travel Ban

May 29
By Jade Hindmon

KPBS continues to fact-check campaign mailers in our series, “#ShowUsYourMailers.” We’re looking at one from Josh Butner. He's a Democratic candidate for the 50th Congressional District.

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An Explainer On The Five Statewide Propositions On The June Ballot

May 28
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

It’s not only candidates voters have to choose next week in the June 5 primary. There are also five statewide propositions on the ballot.

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Lincoln Club Attack Mailer Violates Campaign Disclosure Laws

May 25
By Andrew Bowen, Claire Trageser

A campaign mailer sent out by the conservative Lincoln Club violated state laws requiring the disclosure of who paid for it. The club says it was an "internal miscommunication" and that it has reported itself to state authorities.

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Roundtable: Election 2018 Local Races

May 25
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A discussion on some of the major local races voters will decide in the June 5 primary election, including District Attorney, Sheriff and two open seats for Board of Supervisors.

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Tuesday Is Last Day To Request Mail-In Ballot

May 25
By City News Service

The deadline to request a mail-in ballot for the June 5 primary election is Tuesday, the San Diego County registrar reminded residents Friday.

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Outside Money Supporting DA Candidate Jones-Wright Tops $1.5 Million

May 25
By Leo Castañeda / inewsource

The outside money reported this week in the San Diego County district attorney’s race reached new highs, with spending by pro-Geneviéve Jones-Wright PACs totaling $1.5 million — more than double what they had last week.

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District 5 Candidate Jim Desmond Says County's Reserves 'Are Fine Where They Are'

May 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Candidate Jim Desmond has been the mayor of San Marcos for the last 12 years. He’s also a representative on San Diego Association of Governments and a board member of the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority. Desmond is a Republican.

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San Diego Election 2018: Where Do Candidates Stand On Big Issues?

May 24
By Christopher Underwood, Elma Gonzalez

KPBS partnered with the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund (LWVCEF) to ask state, county and citywide candidates running for public office this year where they stand on some of the most contentious issues.

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District 5 Candidate Michelle Gomez Wants To Use County Reserves For New Hires

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Candidate Michelle Gomez is a governmental affairs legislative analyst. She is a Democrat.

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National City Ballot Measure May Reset The Term Limit Clock For Mayor

May 23
By Jade Hindmon

Two ballot measures may confuse voters in National City. On the surface, Measures B and C both expand term limits for elected officials. But one particular elected official stands to benefit most from just one of those measures.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: 49th Congressional District Campaigns Turn Negative

May 22
By Alison St John

The campaign for the 49th Congressional District is getting aggressive, with negative attack ads appearing on TV and in mailers. Voters might be surprised to find out who’s paying for those ads.