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Kevin Faulconer’s Run Down The Middle

It is a shame that Kevin is the only major candidate who refused to participate in the San Diego Free Press "Virtual Mayoral Forum". Ignoring what his refusal to even participate in a forum by the liberal-leaning publication says about his move to the middle, the Virtual Mayoral Forum would have been a great opportunity for Kevin to explain his views on important topics. For example, the other candidates' answers on how to address homelessness are very informative {}. It would have been interesting to read Kevin's answer in light of the apparent inconsistency of his position on the homeless issue. A missed opportunity.

November 5, 2013 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brown Weighs In On San Diego Mayoral Race

Well, CaliforniaDefender certainly has an interesting perspective, though it appears to be based upon bias more than fact. The facts:

1. There is no chance of a Fletcher/Filner race in November. The only issue is who will be opposing DeMaio in November: Fletcher or Filner. You can tell who DeMaio would prefer to face. I am getting two mailers a day from DeMaio attacking Fletcher and the TV is full of DeMaio ads attacking Fletcher. Why is DeMaio spending hundreds of thousands of dollars attacking Fletcher in the primary when DeMaio is a shoe-in to get one of the two spots in the November runoff election. Only one possible reason: DeMaio thinks that Fletcher will beat him in November, so he is taking his best shot to knock Fletcher off right now. The election on June 5 is really about whether DeMaio or Fletcher will be the next Mayor of San Diego.

2. The fact that Fletcher receives endorsements from people across the political spectrum should be a positive, not a negative. I am impressed with a guy who is endoresed by Pete Wilson and Mitt Romney on one hand and Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom on the other. To me that is someone who can work with everybody. Wow, wouldn't that be a nice change?

3. Regardless of his motivation for leaving the Republican party, the almost universal conclusion of political observes is that the move torpedoed any chance Fletcher had for state-wide office. I'm not sure I agree with that, but Fletcher is certainly not a Sacramento insider, at least not after he became an independent.

May 30, 2012 at 9:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )