San Diego’s primary election isn’t for three months, but who will advance to the runoff in the race for city attorney could be decided next week.
That’s when the local Democratic Party will choose whether to endorse one of the four Democrats running.
Local parties are allowed to accept contributions from individual donors that exceed the limitations for individual candidates. Parties can spend that money to communicate with their registered voters – not just through the mail, but through email and door-to-door campaigns, too.
“It’s a substantial advantage,” said Tom Shepard, a political consultant running Gil Cabrera’s campaign.
But it’s Cabrera’s rival, fellow Democrat Rafael Castellanos, who has the best chance at winning that endorsement.
As the vote approaches, it’s become clear that a win for Castellanos is getting the endorsement. A win for Cabrera – and Deputy City Attorney Mara Elliott – would be to convince the party not to endorse anyone.
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Voting for a candidate with a history of sexual abuse allegations? Didn't San Diego Democrats recently do that? Oh yeah, they did. It was the Bob Filner episode. Please, please, please San Diego Dems, do not Filnerize this race for City Attorney.
And why was this vital bit of info relegated to a position so far down in this already too-long report?
@michael-leonard Here's a full story on the situation: http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/politics/the-facts-in-the-sexual-harassment-case-rafael-castellanos-faced-down/