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Mayoral Race To Replace Filner Highlights City's Sharp Divides

AP | Posted 02.09.2014 | Politics

BY ELLIOT SPAGAT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO (AP) — Interstate 8 has long been a political divide in San Diego and maybe never more than in t...

How Can Progressives Gain Influence? Throw Everything We've Got Behind David Alvarez in San Diego

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

For the next few months, San Diego is -- or at least ought to be -- the center of the universe for progressives, because its mayoral election is likely the biggest opportunity we'll get between now and the 2014 midterms to flex our muscles within the broader Democratic coalition, and to move our body politic to the left.

San Diego To Elect A Mayor Following Bob Filner Scandal, Resignation

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Bob Filner's resignation as San Diego mayor amid widespread allegations of sexual harassment has given Republicans a chance Tuesday...

San Diego Mayor: From Broken Bad to Our Own Jackie Robinson

Laura Fink | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Laura Fink

David Alvarez is San Diego's Jackie Robinson -- a paragon of character and integrity, whose quiet leadership of deeds rather than words seeks neither credit nor acclaim. He could be San Diego's first Latino mayor -- a barrier long overdue to be broken.

Disgraced Ex-Mayor Casts Short Shadow In Race For His Replacement

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

SAN DIEGO — SAN DIEGO (AP) — It took Democrats 20 years to recapture the mayor's seat in San Diego and less than nine months for one of their ...

San Diego May Get Its First Latino Mayor

San Diego Union Tribune | Craig Gustafson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Bob Filner won last year’s mayoral contest with overwhelming support from Latinos who often chanted “Sí se puede” (Yes we can) at his campaign ...