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Election 2014

San Diego Refugee Lobbies Congress For More Resettlement Dollars

June 20
By Megan Burks
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Saturday is World Refugee Day. One San Diego refugee is taking the opportunity to lobby Congress for more funds to help refugees rent homes and find jobs.

Recall Effort Against Escondido Councilwoman Olga Diaz Fails

June 19
By Jill Replogle
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An attempt to recall Escondido City Councilwoman Olga Diaz failed after backers didn't get enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot.

World Cup Viewing Party At Petco Park Canceled

June 16
By Susan Murphy
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A viewing party for the United States' opening match in the World Cup at Petco Park has been canceled following the death of former San Diego Padres and Hall of Fame player Tony Gwynn.

In 52nd Congressional District, Republican Precincts Saw Higher Turnout

June 11
By Joe Yerardi
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In precincts where Democratic Congressman Scott Peters won a majority of votes, turnout was just 20 percent. In precincts where his three GOP challengers won a majority, turnout was 27 percent.

Roundtable: Analyzing The Primary Election, Concern Over Solar Power

June 6
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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The voters of San Diego tell Barrio Logan what they can do with their plan. Incumbent District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis cruises to an outright win. The City Council make-up is yet to be decided, as is the race between County Supervisor Bill Horn and challenger Jim Wood. And accessing renewable energy could get tougher in California.

As Votes Trickle In, Supervisor Bill Horn Widens Gap Over Jim Wood

June 5
By City News Service
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Election results released Thursday in the closely contested San Diego County supervisor race showed incumbent Bill Horn continuing to pull away from Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood.

Barrio Logan Strongly Disagreed With San Diego Voters

June 5
By Joe Yerardi
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The vote on Propositions B and C marked the first time a neighborhood’s community plan was put before a citywide vote.

98,000 San Diego County Ballots Still To Be Counted

June 4
By City News Service
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Completing Tuesday's vote count could push up the county's meager turnout figure to about 27 percent if all the ballots are qualified.

San Diego County Turnout Just 20 Percent

June 4
Midday Edition
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San Diego County voters exceeded expectations of a low turnout for Tuesday’s primary election, with just 1 in 5 registered voters casting a ballot.

San Diego Unified School Board Candidates Advance To November Election

June 4
By City News Service and KPBS News
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Kevin Beiser finished ahead of challenger Amy C. Redding in the primary, though both candidates advanced to the general election.

San Diego Voters Reject Barrio Logan Community Plan

June 3
Midday Edition
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Propositions B and C would have rezoned Barrio Logan to separate industry from the homes of people. The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and other business interests opposed the measures.

Brown To Face Kashkari In Race For Governor

June 3
Associated Press
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Tuesday's primary election ended with Brown leading the large field of gubernatorial candidates with 57 percent of the vote. Republican Neel Kashkari got the second most votes, slating him to meet Brown in the November general election.

5 Things You Should Know About The California Primaries

June 4
Associated Press

Governor Brown aims for the history books, how many Californians picked up the ballot, and how the GOP fared across the state. Here's what you need to know about Tuesday's primary election.

Peters, DeMaio Headed For November Showdown in San Diego's 52nd Congressional District

June 3
Midday Edition
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As expected, incumbent Congressman Scott Peters, a Democrat, and former San Diego Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican, are headed for a November showdown in the the 52nd Congressional District race.

District Attorney Dumanis Re-Elected, Defeats 2 Challengers

June 3
By Erik Anderson
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San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis won 55 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff in November's general election.

County Supervisor Horn Narrowly Wins Re-Election

June 3
By Alison St John
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Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood kept the race close as he challenged county Supervisor Bill Horn, who was seeking a sixth, four-year term, but the incumbent prevailed.

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Wins Chance To Run For Second Term

June 3
Associated Press

Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will have a chance to run for a second term, and he'll face Republican Ron Nehring of San Diego.

Zapf Wins; Cate, Kim Headed To Runoff In City Council Races

June 3
By KPBS
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Councilwoman Lorie Zapf wins District 2, while Chris Cate and Carol Kim head to a November contest for the District 6 seat.

Voters Pass Measure To Provide Bond Money For Veteran Housing

June 3
By City News Service

Proposition 41 has been approved by voters on Tuesday, which will approve $600 million in bonds to construct rental housing for veterans.

California Voters Approve Prop. 42

June 3
By City News Service

Prop. 42, which would remove the mandate that the state reimburse local entities for the cost of California's open meeting and Public Records Act, was approved by voters Tuesday.

San Diego Voters Head To The Polls

June 3
KPBS News and City News Service
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After months of being inundated with campaign ads, voters in San Diego County and across the state head to the polls on Tuesday for the California primary election. The ballot features congressional and statewide offices, county supervisor, City Council and District Attorney.

Dumanis Wrote Letter For Mexican Donor's Relative

June 2
By Amita Sharma
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A lawyer for a wealthy Mexican businessman accused of making illegal campaign donations sought Monday in federal court to release a recommendation letter that District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis wrote for a relative of the foreign national.

Some Predicting Record-Low Voter Turnout For San Diego Primary

June 2
By City News Service
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San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said around 220,000 of the 840,000 absentee ballots that were mailed to voters have been returned as of Monday.

Roundtable: Who Says Primary Politics In San Diego Is Boring?

May 30
Midday Edition
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For those who think the 2014 primary election in San Diego is a snooze, here's evidence to the contrary. The 52nd congressional race already is fraught — with money and attack ads. The entire city is voting on a revised community plan for one neighborhood. Two new San Diego City Council members could change the balance of power. And Bill Horn has a challenger.

San Diego Mail-In Ballots Coming In Slowly

May 29
By Alison St John
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The San Diego County registrar says early voting is lighter than normal this gubernatorial primary election, but predicts mail-in ballots will dominate the overall vote.