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Three Republican Groups Sue Over Newsom's Vote By Mail Plan

May 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The lawsuits take issue with Newsom’s authority to mandate voting by mail and claim the order violates state law and the U.S. Constitution.

Marlene Herrera, a first-time voter in San Dieg...

Coronavirus Upended Her Family, But This Latina Teen Is Determined To Make Her Vote Count

May 20
By Max Rivlin-Nadler

First-time voter Marlene Herrera is undecided when it comes to the 2020 presidential election. The coronavirus has upended the issues she is watching.

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Proposal To Nix 30-Foot Height Limit In Midway District Advances

May 14
By Andrew Bowen

Supporters of the proposal say Midway is not a true coastal neighborhood and should never have been subject to San Diego’s longstanding building height restrictions in areas west of Interstate 5.

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Locked-Down California To Send Mail-In Ballots To Every Voter

May 11
By Associated Press

Facing an array of unknowns from the coronavirus crisis, California will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the November presidential election.

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Pelosi, Top House Progressive Give Biden Twin Endorsements

April 27
Bill Barrow / Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has received endorsements from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House progressive leader Pramila Jayapal. The pair of announcements Monday underscores Biden's effort to unify disparate factions of the Democratic Party as he takes on President Donald Trump.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie S...

Sanders Drops 2020 Bid, Leaving Biden As Likely Nominee

April 8
By Associated Press

Bernie Sanders, who saw his once strong lead in the Democratic primary evaporate as the party's establishment lined swiftly up behind rival Joe Biden, has ended his presidential bid.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

It's Official: Next San Diego Mayor Will Be A Democrat

April 3
By Claire Trageser

The election results have been finalized, and state Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Councilwoman Barbara Bry will face each other in the runoff this November.

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Backers Of California Tax Initiative To Repeal Part Of Prop. 13 Submit 1.7 Million Signatures

April 2
Adam Beam / Associated Press

The campaign needs 997,139 verified signatures to qualify the amendment for the November ballot. But by turning in so many signatures, it nearly guarantees the amendment will be qualified.

San Diego County Democratic Party chairman Will...

Several Local Democrats Sickened With Virus, Election Gatherings Could Be Source

March 25
By Claire Trageser

It now appears that the days before and after the March 3 primary were the beginning of a COVID-19 outbreak that's so far struck four members of the local Democratic Party.

San Diego mayoral candidates Barbara Bry and To...

Bry Appears Headed To Runoff With Gloria In San Diego Mayor's Race

March 19
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Councilwoman Barbara Bry has overtaken Councilman Scott Sherman for second place in the race for San Diego mayor, meaning she will likely face Assemblyman Todd Gloria in a November runoff.

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Barbara Bry Increases Lead Over Scott Sherman In Mayor's Race

March 18
By City News Service

The two candidates with the most votes will head to the general election in November, so depending on the final vote count, San Diego voters look likely to be choosing between Assemblyman Todd Gloria and Bry.

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Bry Passes Sherman In Mayoral Race With Razor-Thin Margin

March 16
By City News Service

Bry currently leads Sherman by just nine votes out of 338,673 counted in the race so far — or .0026% of the vote.

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Barbara Bry Narrows Gap With Scott Sherman In Mayoral Race

March 14
By City News Service

Councilwoman Barbara Bry made huge gains Friday, narrowing the gap with Councilman Scott Sherman in the race for second place in the San Diego mayoral primary election.

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Affordable Housing Bond Measure Moves Closer To Reality

March 11
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego City Council Members on Wednesday voted to keep alive a $900 million affordable housing bond proposed for the November ballot, as city leaders run out of other options for dealing with the city's homelessness crisis.

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Carl DeMaio Concedes To Darrell Issa In 50th Congressional Race

March 10
By Associated Press

A week after the March 3 primary election, Carl DeMaio has conceded to Darrell Issa in the runoff for in the 50th Congressional District race to replace former Congressman Duncan Hunter.

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Joe Biden Wins Democratic Presidential Primary In Michigan

March 10
By Associated Press

This was a reversal of 2016 when Bernie Sanders scored an upset in Michigan that lent much-needed credibility to his primary challenge of Hillary Clinton.

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Democratic Victories Raise Chances Of 8-1 Supermajority On San Diego City Council

March 9
By Andrew Bowen

Democrats in San Diego are eyeing an 8-1 supermajority on the city council after a slew of victories in the March 3 primary. The races in council districts 1, 3 and 9 saw only Democrats making the November runoff election. Districts 5 and 7 will have a Democrat facing off against a Republican.

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Sherman Keeps Small Lead Over Bry In Battle For San Diego Mayoral Runoff

March 9
By KPBS Staff

San Diego City Councilman Scott Sherman retained a small lead over fellow Councilwoman Barbara Bry in Sunday vote totals. The two politicians are battling for the second spot in the San Diego mayoral runoff.

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Business Report: Travel Industry Struggles With The Coronavirus Effect

March 6
By Bennett Lacy, Maya Trabulsi

Airlines scale back their flight schedules due to reduced demand amid the coronavirus outbreak, mortgage rates fall as a result of the Federal Reserve interest rate cut to boost the global economy and how the failure of Measure C will affect San Diego's convention business.

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Uncalled Races Countywide Tighten as Ballots Continue to Be Counted

March 6
By City News Service

With the primary election in the rear-view mirror, a handful of races across San Diego County remain too close to call, and with 290,000 projected uncounted ballots according to the county registrar of voters, some late changes are within the realm of possibility.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice P...

Roundtable: March Primary Recap

March 6
By Mark Sauer, Pat Finn

Our panel parses the (partial) primary results pertinent to San Diego County for president, mayor of San Diego, 50th and 53rd Congressional Districts and Measures A, B and C.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie S...

Sanders' Focus On Latino Voters In California Pays Off

March 5
By Katie Orr

Sen. Bernie Sanders has made a big effort to reach out to Latino voters in California and it may have paid off for him in a primary win.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabet...

Warren Ends 2020 Presidential Bid After Super Tuesday Rout

March 5
By Associated Press

Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and strong message of economic populism, dropped out of the Democratic presidential race on Thursday, according to a person familiar with her plans. The exit came days after the onetime front-runner couldn't win a single Super Tuesday state, not even her own.

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Joe LaCava Headed To San Diego City Council District 1 Runoff; Second Spot Still A Battle

March 4
By Andrew Bowen

With 350,000 ballots left to be counted countywide, it appears Democrat Joe LaCava has secured his seat in the November runoff.

San Diego City Council District 9 candidate Sea...

City Council D9 Candidate Barrios Headed To Runoff To Replace His Boss, Likely Against Elo

March 4
By Alexander Nguyen

Council President and D9 representative Georgette Gomez's former policy advisor Kelvin Barrios was headed toward the November runoff with just more than 30% of the vote while nonprofit executive Sean Elo, who was behind with 20.6%, was likely to join him.

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