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Election 2014

Escondido Mayor To Challenge Dave Roberts For Supervisor Seat

June 8
By Tarryn Mento, City News Service
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Sam Abed said he'll run against Dave Roberts who is facing accusations that he misused county office funds.

Referendum On Peña Nieto: Mexico Midterm Election Has Implications For U.S.

June 4
Evening Edition
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Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took office with a promise of reform three years ago. This weekend, midterm elections will show whether voters still have confidence in him and his party.

Escondido Mayor Expected To Seek Dave Roberts' County Supervisor Seat

June 5
By Hoa Quach
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Mayor Sam Abed, a Republican, has criticized Supervisor Dave Roberts as he has come under public scrutiny for possible misuse of his office. Abed also has asked Roberts, the only Democrat on the Board of Supervisors, to resign.

Marty Block's Chief Of Staff Will Run For San Diego City Council

June 4
By City News Service
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Chris Ward, chief of staff to state Sen. Marty Block, officially entered the race Thursday for Todd Gloria's District 3 seat on the San Diego City Council.

Lawsuit Claims San Diego Animal Shelter Mistreated Dogs

May 28
By Associated Press
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A former veterinarian claims in a lawsuit that San Diego county's animal shelter mistreated dogs by leaving them in unheated kennels, calling the dogs "ice puppies."

San Diego Lawmaker Crusades Against 'Blood Tomatoes'

May 15
By Jean Guerrero
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A bill by Rep. Juan Vargas is aimed at curbing abuse at Mexican farms.

Businessman Ray Ellis Announces Second Run For City Council

May 14
By City News Service
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Ray Ellis, who ran unsuccessfully against Sherri Lightner in 2012, said city government should focus on customer service.

ProFlowers Co-Founder Announces San Diego City Council Run

May 4
By City News Service
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Entrepreneur and political activist Barbara Bry announced that she'll run for the seat of San Diego City Council President Sherri Lightner.

Roundtable On Early Political Races, Chula Vista Turmoil, Government Water Use

May 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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It's May 2015. Do you know where (or who) your political candidates are? Chula Vista's trouble completing its city council is not over. And water use among public agencies in the city of San Diego went up by 19 percent.

Emerald Wants Her Chief Of Staff To Take Over San Diego Council Seat

April 22
By Matthew Bowler
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Councilwoman Marti Emerald, who has said she will not seek re-election next year, is giving her support to her chief of staff, Ricardo Flores.

Chula Vista City Council Vote Count Upheld

April 14
Midday Edition
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A San Diego Superior Court judge upheld the vote count in Chula Vista's City Council race. Dozens of uncounted provisional ballots were not counted last fall in a race won by two votes.

San Diego County Reboots Efforts To Fight Climate Change

April 8
By Erik Anderson
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The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to rescind a plan that was widely panned by environmentalists and ultimately rejected by the courts.

Marine Veteran Atkinson To Run Against Peters For 52nd Congressional District Seat

April 8
By KPBS News
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Jacquie Atkinson, a Republican, announced Wednesday morning she will run for the 52nd Congressional District seat. Peters, a Democrat, narrowly won re-election to his second term by besting Republican Carl DeMaio in the November 2014 election.

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria Announces Bid For State Assembly

April 7
By Tarryn Mento, Brooke Ruth
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Democrat Todd Gloria said he hopes to help more families and push forward with transportation options if he's elected to the California Legislature.

Kamala Harris Raises $2.5M For California Senate Bid

April 6
By Associated Press
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Competitive races are costly, and analysts predict the state attorney general could need $30 million or more by Election Day next year.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

March 20
By Tarryn Mento
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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

Republican Assemblyman Rocky Chavez Will Run For US Senate Seat

March 5
By City News Service, Associated Press
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Rocky Chavez, a former Oceanside city councilman and Marine colonel, was first elected to the Assembly in 2012 and re-elected in November.

San Diego County Upgrading System For Tracking Campaign Donations

March 2
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource
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As part of the upgrade, the county Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday requiring county candidates and political committees that raise or spend at least $10,000 to file their campaign finance reports electronically.

California Supreme Court Rules Against Sex Offender Law Restrictions

March 2
Midday Edition
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California's Supreme Court ruled the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.

It's Apparently Not Too Soon For 2016 Election Season In San Diego

March 2
By Claire Trageser
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It’s only been four months since the November 2014 election and the GOP is already targeting Democratic Rep. Scott Peters for defeat next year.

Oceanside's Rocky Chávez Forms Exploratory Committee For U.S. Senate Run

Feb. 16
By KPBS News
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The U.S. Senate seat is held by Democrat Barbara Boxer, who is not seeking re-election. Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, has already entered the race.

San Diego Aims To Clarify Rules For Airbnb Hosts

Feb. 16
By Claire Trageser
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Some San Diego homeowners who rent out rooms using Airbnb.com and similar websites say they're unclear what taxes they must pay. The city is working to change that.

San Diego County Supervisors Put Caps On Campaign Spending

Feb. 2
By City News Service
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On a 4-1 vote, the board set limits of $25,000 per district for supervisor races and $50,000 for countywide offices.

Cap Set On Donations To San Diego County Candidates

Jan. 27
By City News Service
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Pending a second vote, the limits would be $25,000 for supervisors races by district and $50,000 for countywide offices.

Seat At State Of The Union Reserved For Imprisoned Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran

Jan. 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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As President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address next Tuesday, a seat will be empty in the House chamber. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Michigan, reserved the chair for Marine Corps veteran Amir Hekmati, who has been held in an Iranian prison for more than three years.