There’s one Republican and four Democrats who’ve thrown their hats into the ring in the race to become San Diego’s next city attorney.
Republican Robert Hickey has things good for now: He’ll have the support of his party and other conservative groups, and the resources those groups bring, on his side. That means the four Dems are locked in a fierce race to marshal the resources of the Democratic Party, which will decide on whether to endorse a candidate next week, Andrew Keatts reports in a new in-depth analysis of the race.
Rafael Castellanos, a port commissioner, and Gil Cabrera, former chairman of the San Diego Ethics Commission, have emerged as the front-runners on the Dem side, raising the most money to help back full city-wide campaigns to get their names in front of potential voters.
Castellanos’ and Cabrera’s campaigns trade a lot of barbs in Keatts’ story, and explain the paths they believe will carry them past the June primary and to a win in November.
“As the vote approaches, it’s become clear that a ‘win’ for Castellanos is getting the endorsement,” writes Keatts.
A “win” for Cabrera and the other Democratic candidates, he says, will be successfully convincing the party not to endorse anyone or to wait to see who makes it through June on their own.