Incident mirrors similar mob scene at Busby-Bilbray debate witnessed by ECM
By Miriam Raftery
ECM reporter Mary Paulet contributed to this report
November 5, 2010 (San Diego) – In the sore loser category, Republican Nick Popaditch wins hands down.
Multiple credible news sites have reported that after Democratic Congressman Bob Filner was declared winner by a 20-point margin, a mob of Popaditch supporters, including Tea Party and white supremacist members, cornered and spat on Popaditch’s opponent, Filner. Video by the Chula Vista Star News reveals that Popaditch cursed at Filner, called him a liar, and made no efforts to calm down an increasingly virulent mob that forced Filner out of Golden Hall’s Election Central and into the lobby. Filner told CityBeat that he was shoved by Popaditch.
“Last night, Nick Popadith made Election Central a threatening and unsafe place to be,” CityBeat’s Dave Masse wrote. Mayor Jerry Sanders’ security detail ultimately rescued the Congressman from the mob, CityBeat reported.
East County Magazine reporter Mary Paulet interviewed a witness, Robin Buse, during the altercation, whose statement confirms Filner's allegation. Buse told ECM that she saw Popaditch push Filner. “I ran and got the cops,” added Buse, a Filner supporter. Others, fearful for their safety, confirmed assaults by Popaditch and his supporters.
November 3, 2010 (Sacramento) – After declining to concede last night despite multiple TV networks declaring Senator Barbara Boxer the winner, U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina called Boxer today to concede defeat and offer congratulations.
East County Mayors win reelection; new faces join councils in Lemon Grove and Santee
By Lola Sherman and Miriam Raftery
Photos by Mary Paulet and Miriam Raftery
November 2, 2010 (San Diego) -- Not too much changed on the county's political landscape in Tuesday's election. Incumbents and candidates with a great deal of name recognition, be they Republican or Democrat, fared well.
November 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Decisions made by California voters on yesterday’s ballot propositions will have broad ramifications on the state budget process, redistricting, the environment and more. Here are the results – and what passage of some key measures could mean.
East County News Service
November 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – At daybreak, Democrat Kamala Harris has regained a narrow lead over Republican Steve Cooley in the California attorney general race.
Cooley declared victory last night, but canceled a press conference today after learning that overnight, Harris took the lead at 46.1% to 45.6%. Fewer than 38,000 votes separate the two candidates and thousands of provisional and late absentee ballots remain uncounted.
By Miriam Raftery
November 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –Labor was the winner in the Lakeside Fire Protection District, where two of three firefighters' union-backed candidates won over a large slate of challengers. Incumbent Pete Liebig, a retired firefighter, held onto his seat with the highest vote tally, weathering controversies over the firing of Chief Mark Baker. Challenger Susan Conniry, a Cedar Fire survivor and former Santee Planning Commissioner also backed by the union, won as well. The third winner was Jon Lorenz, a Tea Party-backed candidate, picked up the two open seats.
By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Dennis Richardson
November 2, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – This election night provided both political parties in California with victories as well as defeats. Nationally, Republicans are projected to regain a majority in the House of Representatives, picking up 60 seats—including some won be Tea Party-backed candidates. Democrats retained control in the Senate by a slim margin. "
But in California, Democrats swept the slate, winning all statewide offices except attorney general. Former Governor Jerry Brown soundly defeated former E-Bay CEO Meg Whitman 52.8% to 42.4% to regain his former job, despite Whitman spending $163 million—the highest amount ever spent on a political race in California.
By Miriam Raftery
November 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Amid an era of tight budgets, Julian voters passed a school bond measure with 59% of the vote (55% was needed to win).
Debbie Justeson and Edwin Heil, both backed by the teacher’s union, appeared headed for election to the Grossmont-Cuyamaca board, with nearly all votes counted.
November 2, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Magazine will tweet election results live from Golden Hall after polls close tonight, and also post detailed stories online a bit later.
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November 1, 2010 - Before you head to the polls, East County Magazine has compiled a handy list of links to our major stories on East County races as well as statewide races and ballot propositions. We also have "one stop shop" voter info for voters in El Cajon, La Mesa, Lakeside, and Santee; each "one stop" link contains links to races on local council races, mayor (in cities where the seat is open), and other local races.
Scroll down for links to stories and debate videos on statewide candidates such as Governor, as well as Congressional and Senate candidates, state Assembly and state Senate, ballot propositions, and questions frequently asked by voters.