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Roundtable: Money, Polls & Debates in Mayor's Race; Anger Developing Over Linkage Fees

Nov. 8
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Big money being spent, positions staked out and voter sentiment gauged in the San Diego mayor's race. Plus, local developers angry over higher fees to support affordable housing.

Mayor’s Race: More Than $4 Million Raised

Nov. 8
By Joe Yerardi
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In the race for cash in the special mayoral election, former assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Councilman David Alvarez — both Democrats — are neck and neck.

San Diego Mayoral Candidates Lose The Rules In 'No BS Debate'

Nov. 5
By Claire Trageser
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The news website Voice of San Diego hosted Tuesday night what it called a "No BS Mayoral Debate," which tossed out the usual debate rules.

Poll Shows Kevin Faulconer Is Front Runner In San Diego Mayoral Race

Nov. 4
By John Rosman, Amita Sharma
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In the latest U-T San Diego/10News poll, Councilman Kevin Faulconer has gained a double-digit lead over the previous front-runner Nathan Fletcher.

Kevin Faulconer’s Run Down The Middle

Nov. 4
By Claire Trageser
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Kevin Faulconer has the Republican Party firmly on his side in his race for San Diego mayor. But Faulconer’s campaign is working to distance him from the GOP.

The Truth About Nathan Fletcher: Mayoral Candidate Reveals Abusive Childhood (Video)

Nov. 4
Joanne Faryon/inewsource
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In an exclusive interview with our media partner inewsource, mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher talked about a “living hell” with his biological father. Fletcher says he made the revelations hoping to set the record straight after questions about his past began surfacing in the campaign.

Kevin Faulconer Releases Five-Point ‘Transparency First’ Plan

Nov. 1
By City News Service
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San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer said he would establish what he called a "comprehensive open data policy" under which city information is made available online.

San Diego Special Mayoral Election Now Estimated To Cost $4.7 Million

Nov. 1
By City News Service
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The most recent price tag estimate is $4,665,700, down from the initial estimate of $6 million.

Roundtable: Sara Kruzan Is Out, Mayoral Plans Are In, City Moves Forward On New EMS Provider

Nov. 1
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Sara Kruzan, whose life sentence without parole at age 16 became a cause celébré, has been released. The top three mayoral candidates have plans for just about everything. And this week the city decided to move ahead on competitive bids for its 911 ambulance service, effectively eliminating San Diego Fire from the bidding.

The "Other" Candidates Running For San Diego Mayor

Oct. 31
By Sandhya Dirks
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There are more mayoral candidates then those often represented in the news. KPBS takes a look at some of those also joining in the race to be mayor.

Bilingual Chinese, Vietnamese Poll Workers Needed For Special Election

Oct. 30
By City News Service
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Bilingual Chinese and Vietnamese poll workers can earn a stipend of $90 to $110 for the day.

Boy From The Barrio: David Alvarez And The Race To Be San Diego Mayor

Oct. 30
By Sandhya Dirks
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As the Nov. 19th election approaches, KPBS explores the motivations and history of San Diego's native son, David Alvarez.

Early Voting Seen As Strong In San Diego Mayor’s Race

Oct. 29
By Joe Yerardi
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Some 363,000 early ballots for the Nov. 19 mayoral special election have been issued and about 52,000 ballots have been cast— a 14.2 percent return rate.

Political Groups To Pay $1 Million For Election Rules Violation

Oct. 25
Max Pringle/Capital Public Radio News
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Two Arizona-based non-profits must pay California’s largest-ever election rules violation penalty. The Fair Political Practices Commission accused them of failing to reveal the donors of an $11 million contribution last year.

Faulconer Endorsed By Military Veterans Group In San Diego Mayor's Race

Oct. 25
By City News Service
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A group of more than a dozen military veterans endorsed City Councilman Kevin Faulconer on Friday in the race to become San Diego's next mayor.

Candidate Confidential: A Q&A With The Mayoral Front-Runners

Oct. 24
By Sandhya Dirks
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What's your favorite place in San Diego? Your first job? We asked the top four mayoral candidates some simple and personal questions and got some revealing answers.

Nathan Fletcher Gains Mayoral Endorsement From Gov. Jerry Brown

Oct. 21
City News Service
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Gov. Jerry Brown endorsed ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher for San Diego mayor.

Sierra Club Hosts Environmental Mayoral Debate

Oct. 21
City News Service
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Three of the leading mayoral candidates will answer environmentally focused questions Monday night during a forum hosted by the Sierra Club.

Timeline For The San Diego Mayoral Race

Oct. 21
City News Service
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Monday, Oct. 21 is the first day early voting will be available for the Nov. 19 mayoral election. Here's a timeline of other important dates.

‘Not The Loudest Guy In The Room’

Oct. 21
By Claire Trageser
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Kevin Faulconer is often described by the three-C adage, "calm, cool and collected," but a thorough look at his background shows more.

Roundtable: Shutdown Is Shut Down; Filner Makes A Plea; Mayoral Candidates Talk It Up

Oct. 18
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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What's next now that the government shutdown has been shut down? What's in Bob Filner's plea agreement with the California Attorney General? The top candidates for mayor are debating pretty much non-stop — so what are they saying?

Todd Gloria: Improving San Diego Infrastructure Should Be Key Issue In Mayoral Race

Oct. 17
Evening Edition
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Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday that improving the city's Infrastructure should be a key issue in the mayoral race.

Fletcher Gets Police Officers' Nod

Oct. 17
By Sandhya Dirks
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The San Diego Police Officers Association gave Nathan Fletcher its coveted endorsement in the upcoming Nov. 19 mayoral election.

Meals-on-Wheels Jeopardized By Government Shutdown

Oct. 16
By Jill Replogle
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The nonprofit organization Meals-on-Wheels says some deliveries of meals to seniors are in jeopardy due to the government shutdown.

Political Parties And A Campaign Finance No-Man’s Land

Oct. 15
By Joe Yerardi
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The Republican Party of San Diego County has spent more than $60,000 in a push to educate its party members and persuade them to vote for Kevin Faulconer.