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Election 2014

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San Diego County’s System For Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

April 1
By Joe Yerardi
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Open government advocates warn that San Diego County’s system for processing political candidates’ campaign finance reports makes it nearly impossible for the public to follow the money. But there’s a chance that could change soon.

California State Senator Arrested In FBI Raid

March 26
Associated Press
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California state Sen. Leland Yee was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids in the San Francisco Bay Area, the FBI said.

LGBT Activist Calls On Dumanis To Withdraw Support Of County Clerk's Re-Election Bid

March 14
By Amita Sharma
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A prominent LGBT activist calls the San Diego District Attorney's endorsement puzzling in light of her own struggles with efforts to outlaw gay marriages.

San Diego's Ethics Commission Seeks To Rein In Independent Committees

March 14
By Joe Yerardi
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In the wake of an $11 million mayor’s race, the San Diego City Ethics Commission is proposing a host of changes to local electioneering laws.

San Diego Ethics Commission Considers Tightening Restrictions On Independent Committees

March 13
Midday Edition
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The Ethics Commission will consider several amendments at Thursday night’s meeting, including one to tighten restrictions on how independent committees can use candidates’ campaign materials.

San Diego Has Second Lowest Vote-By-Mail Rate In State, Study Finds

March 11
By Claire Trageser
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A new UC Davis study found that the San Diego region has the second lowest vote-by-mail rate in California.

Lorie Zapf Endorsed By Faulconer, Police Union In San Diego City Council Race

March 11
By City News Service
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Lorie Zapf is one of three City Council members up for reelection. The others are ex-mayoral candidate David Alvarez and Myrtle Cole, a former law enforcement officer who has also been endorsed by the SDPOA.

San Diego's 1981 Vote-By-Mail Election Was Largest In Nation, Inspired Oregon

March 3
By Marissa Cabrera, Claire Trageser
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Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown said Oregon got the idea for an entirely postal voting system from a surprising source: San Diego.

Mexican National Accused In San Diego Campaign Finance Scheme Free On Bail

Feb. 24
By Tarryn Mento, Amita Sharma
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Jose Susumo Azano Matsura is charged with using a straw donor to funnel $120,000 to the campaign of a 2012 mayoral candidate.

San Diego Assemblywoman Proposes Mail-Only Voting For Special Elections

Feb. 24
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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Special elections can cost governments millions of dollars. A new proposal would cut costs by making them mail-in ballot only.

Some In San Diego's LGBT Community Not Embracing DeMaio's Same-Sex Partner Ad

Feb. 24
By Claire Trageser
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Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio made national headlines with a recent commercial. But some members of San Diego's LGBT community are not embracing the ad.

Men Accused Of Funneling Foreign Funds To San Diego Campaigns Plead Not Guilty

Feb. 19
By City News Service

Two men accused of funneling more than $500,000 in foreign money into San Diego political campaigns pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a conspiracy charge contained in a federal indictment.

Navy SEAL Veteran Running For Congress

Feb. 18
By Beth Ford Roth
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Larry Wilske, a Navy veteran and former command master chief of SEAL Team 7, has thrown his hat into the ring to represent California's 53rd Congressional District. The seat currently belongs to Rep. Susan Davis.

After Wins In San Diego And Elsewhere, California GOP Sees Positive Signs

Feb. 17
Katie Orr, Capital Public Radio
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California Republicans might be feeling hopeful after several elections in San Diego and San Bernardino.

Roundtable: Faulconer's Win; Sex Crimes & SDPD; Surveillance in San Diego

Feb. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Kevin Faulconer gets a valentine from San Diego. Another San Diego cop gets arrested. And our region is getting good at watching us all.

San Diego Interim Mayor Gloria Ready To Hand Over The Reins To Mayor-Elect Faulconer

Feb. 13
By City News Service
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria and Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer promised Wednesday to work together to ensure a smooth transition at San Diego's helm following Faulconer's victory in Tuesday's election.

Mayor-Elect Kevin Faulconer Discusses What's Next For San Diego

Feb. 12
Midday Edition
Evening Edition
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San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer will take the oath of office as San Diego's new mayor early next month. He talks to KPBS Midday Edition about how he plans to move the city forward.

Solana Beach Says 'Yes' To Prop B Over Fletcher Cove Community Center

Feb. 12
By Alison St John
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The "yes" vote means private parties will be allowed at the oceanfront community center every weekend instead of every second weekend, and there won't be a guest drink-limit.

Breaking Down Faulconer's Win In San Diego Mayor's Race

Feb. 12
Evening Edition
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Overnight, Republican Kevin Faulconer went from city councilman to mayor-elect. For insight into how he defeated Democrat David Alvarez, KPBS Morning Edition Anchor Deb Welsh spoke with San Diego Mesa College political science Professor Carl Luna.

Faulconer Defeats Alvarez For Mayor; Vows To Unite San Diego

Feb. 12
By Sandhya Dirks, Mark Sauer, Claire Trageser
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New San Diego Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer, who defeated fellow Councilman David Alvarez by a wide margin on Tuesday, vows to be an independent leader for all San Diegans.

Faulconer Wins Big; Alvarez Concedes San Diego Mayor's Race Via Twitter

Feb. 11
By Sandhya Dirks, Mark Sauer, Claire Trageser
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Kevin Faulconer will replace disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner; David Alvarez conceded shortly before midnight on social media.

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.

Faulconer Win Could Give Democrats More Power On San Diego City Council

Feb. 11
By Claire Trageser
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If Republican San Diego City Councilman Kevin Faulconer becomes mayor, the San Diego City Council could see a shift in power toward the Democrats.

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

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