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Tycoon Tells DA to Get Out of Mayor's Race; She Gets Feistier

Malin Burnham asked Bonnie Dumanis to ‘vacate’ the contest for the Mayor’s Office.

 

Local Republican Party Chief Tony Krvaric got fired up last weekend over a tweet from Keith Jones, the owner of Ace Parking.

Jones had tweeted that his grandfather, super booster Malin Burnham, had asked District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis to leave the race. Krvaric seemed to think this was a problem for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, whom Burnham supports for the job.

I agreed it would be at least interesting if Burnham had sent this message to Dumanis so I called to ask him.

Indeed he had. He said that well before the race he had advised her not to run for mayor. She could do a lot more good for San Diego as district attorney.

And he decided recently to try again.

“I did send a message to her last week suggesting it was time for her to consider vacating the race. If she dropped out of the race, a large majority of her voters would switch to Nathan Fletcher. Therefore, I asked ‘Do you want to be a spoiler in this campaign or a hero?'” he said.

He said she hadn’t responded.

“But she did ask Nathan to tell me to quit calling. I’m not making a campaign out of this. I’ve sent my message and, as far as I’m concerned, I don’t have to send anymore.”

Dumanis’ feistiness at the debate Sunday would indicate the plea from Burnham had the opposite effect on her.

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