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Issa Appears Likely To Run For Duncan Hunter's Congressional Seat

Sept. 9
By Tom Fudge

Former Congressman Darrell Issa said he'll run in the 50th District unless he's appointed soon to Trump administration post.

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Congresswoman Susan Davis To Step Down After 10 Terms

Sept. 4
Michael R. Blood / Associated Press

In a statement, the 75-year-old Davis said she's ready to return to her Southern California home after serving in Congress since January 2001.

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County Asking Voters To Check Registration After 'Motor Voter' Problems

Aug. 28
Lauren J. Mapp / inewsource

A $417,700 independent audit of the “motor voter” program found 84,000 duplicate voter registration records in the state — and more than 7,000 were in San Diego County.

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Tom Steyer Set to Make First San Diego Visit Of Presidential Campaign

Aug. 27
By City News Service

Tom Steyer is set to tour an immigration center and meet with supporters Tuesday in his first visit to San Diego since declaring his candidacy for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

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California May Join Other States In OKing 17-Year-Old Voters

Aug. 23
Don Thompson / Associated Press

The measure is supported by groups including the League of Women Voters of California. It's opposed by the Election Integrity Project California Inc., which noted that 17-year-olds are still considered children, mostly in high school, who may be easily influenced by their parents and teachers.

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Roundtable: 2020 Strategy For Local Parties

Aug. 23
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

A big endorsement in the race for San Diego mayor, the local Republican Party launches its own news platform, the United Nations studies homelessness in San Diego, and schools work to update policies on teacher-student interaction.

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San Diego County Democrats Endorse Gloria In Mayor's Race

Aug. 21
By Andrew Bowen

The San Diego County Democratic Party's endorsement will give Assemblyman Todd Gloria's mayoral campaign a fundraising boost. Party leaders picked Gloria over his main rival in the race, City Councilwoman Barbara Bry.

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County Democratic Party To Consider Endorsement In Mayoral Race

Aug. 20
By City News Service

If the party endorses a candidate, it can fundraise and spend in support of that candidate in larger amounts than the city's current donation cap of $1,150 per election. The committee could also choose to forego an endorsement and let the three candidates hash it out before the March 3, 2020, primary.

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Suburban Voters Are Pressuring Republicans To Act On Guns

Aug. 19
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press

The party has seen once-reliable suburbs turn competitive as women worry about their children's safety and bristle at Trump's harsh rhetoric on race and immigration, and they embraced Democratic alternatives in last year's midterm elections.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Postponed Until January 2020

Aug. 13
Julie Watson / Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter won't go on trial until next year on corruption charges that involve the spending of campaign cash on vacations, extramarital affairs and other items, a U.S. judge decided Tuesday.

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Roundtable: Covering The El Paso Mass Shooting

Aug. 9
By Alison St John, Bennett Lacy

A look at how Spanish-speaking media covered the El Paso mass shooting, 2020 presidential candidates speak at the UnidosUS conference in San Diego, and how a man from Honduras became the first to win asylum under the "Remain in Mexico" policy.

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Democratic Mayoral Candidates To Face Off In Friday Forum

Aug. 9
By Andrew Bowen

Assemblyman Todd Gloria added Gov. Gavin Newsom to his commanding lead in endorsements over his main opponent, City Councilwoman Barbara Bry. But the two are much closer when it comes to fundraising.

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Bernie Sanders Weighs In On Homelessness, Affordable Housing In Chat With KPBS

Aug. 5
By Andrew Bowen

Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke in San Diego at the annual conference of UnidosUS, the nation's largest nonprofit advocating Latino civil rights. KPBS spoke with Sanders about affordable housing, homelessness and whether "Medicare For All" is realistic.

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Carl DeMaio Announces Bid For Duncan Hunter's Congressional Seat

Aug. 5
By City News Service

In a statement announcing his candidacy for the 50th Congressional District seat, DeMaio framed the decision to run as one of "fight or flight."

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Latino Voters Want Presidential Candidate Who Values Diversity, Poll Says

Aug. 5
By Shalina Chatlani

At a UnidosUS conference in San Diego on Monday, the non-profit revealed results of a national poll on candidate preferences among Latino voters.

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Affordable Housing Bond Measure Takes Step Toward 2020 Ballot

July 31
By Andrew Bowen

A proposal to place a $900 million affordable housing bond on the city of San Diego’s 2020 ballot moved closer to reality Wednesday after key committee vote.

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Kamala Harris Proposes $220 Billion Bill To Invest In Safe Drinking Water

July 23
By Associated Press

The California Democrat and presidential candidate's "Water Justice Act" would invest nearly $220 billion in clean and safe drinking water programs, with priority given to high-risk communities and schools.

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Roundtable: Change In Asylum Rules Strands Thousands

July 19
By Pat Finn

The Trump Administration's new rules on asylum mean migrants must receive an asylum determination from another country before applying in the U.S. If it takes affect, it will strand thousands in Mexico.

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Rep. Hunter Ordered To Remove Marine Logo From Islamophobic Mailers

July 18
By Steve Walsh

The U.S. Marine Corps is demanding Hunter remove a Marine logo from Islamophobic flyers targeting his opponent and two other members of Congress who were also recently targeted by President Trump.

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Rep. Duncan Hunter Outpacing Opponents In Campaign Fundraising

July 17
By Tom Fudge

Congressman's indictment for misusing campaign funds hasn't prevented him from getting more money.

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San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott Campaigning For Reelection

July 15
By Ebone Monet

San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott is campaigning to keep her job. She has endorsements from a number of high-profile elected officials. Elliott talked about her accomplishments and responded to criticism from her opponent, attorney Cory Briggs.

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Vice President Mike Pence Visits Two San Diego Navy Bases

July 11
By City News Service

Vice President Mike Pence visited two U.S Navy bases in San Diego Thursday, witness the unloading of seized drugs off a Coast Guard cutter, and attend a fundraising dinner for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign.

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Vice President Mike Pence To Visit San Diego Thursday

July 10
By City News Service

Pence is expected to arrive in San Diego on Wednesday night, then visit U.S. Naval Amphibious Base Coronado on Thursday.

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County To Study 'Vote Centers' To Replace Polling Places

July 9
By John Carroll

A county feasibility study will determine whether Vote Centers will be in San Diego's future.

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Lawyer Cory Briggs Announces Run For San Diego City Attorney

July 8
By Ebone Monet

Advocate and lawyer Cory Briggs talks about his candidacy for San Diego City Attorney.

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