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Roundtable: Midterm Election Results

San Diego City Council District 2 candidate Jen Campbell poses with state Ass...

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Above: San Diego City Council District 2 candidate Jen Campbell poses with state Assemblywoman Shirley Weber at an election night party, Nov. 6, 2018.

Roundtable: Midterm Election Results

PANEL:

Scott Lewis, editor in chief, Voice of San Diego

Amita Sharma, reporter, KPBS News

Michael Smolens, columnist, The San Diego Union-Tribune

Alison St John, reporter, KPBS News

Transcript

City Council Shakeup, SDSU West Success

Two incumbents on the San Diego City Council lost their re-election campaigns. Other results ensured Democrats on the council would hold a supermajority that could pose a new challenge to Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s agenda. Voters also decided to support the SDSU West plan for the stadium site in Mission Valley.

RELATED: Monica Montgomery Discusses Win, Future On The San Diego City Council

New Governor Elected, Gas Tax Survives

Democrat Gavin Newsom will succeed Jerry Brown as California governor after beating Republican candidate John Cox. Several ballot propositions were defeated, including efforts to repeal the 2017 gas tax increase and expand rent control authority to local governments.

RELATED: Californians Reject Proposal To Repeal Fuel Tax Hike

Democrats Flip the 49th, Hunter Re-Elected Amid Scandal

A movement that started with weekly protests outside of Rep. Darrell Issa’s office resulted in the election of Mike Levin in the 49th congressional district. He is one of the dozens of new Democrats who will give their party the House majority next year. Republican congressman Duncan Hunter won re-election but will face a new threat to his career in a campaign spending trial set to begin in the coming weeks.

RELATED: Indicted GOP Congressman Defeats Democratic Opponent In 50th District

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