Election

Carl DeMaio is the reform candidate for the 50th District: “We need a fighter!”


This is part of a series of interviews with candidates for the 50th Congressional District. Carl DeMaio, the well-known radio talk host on KOGO-AM News Radio 600 (who left his gig there last week because of his campaign) is running for the 50th Congressional District currently held by Duncan Hunter Jr.  It is the only remaining Republican-held congressional seat in […]

Diaz raises over $100,000 in supervisor campaign

Reports filed last week with the San Diego County Registrar of Voters show that Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz raised $106,199 since launching her campaign for County Supervisor in late February. Diaz, who received more than 540 different contributions, had $97,299 in cash on hand at the close of the June 30 reporting window.  In response to the report, Diaz […]

Democratic candidate for congress Campa-Najjar: “When the other side goes low, I go local”


  This is part of a series of articles about candidates for local office. Candidates who would like to be interviewed are invited to contact the editor at editor@times-advocate.com Ammar Campa-Najjar has run continuously for three years for the 50th Congressional District seat of Duncan Hunter Jr. When he narrowly lost to Hunter last November by less than 4 percentage points, […]

Candidate Bill Wells says of 50th District: “I can do that job, I fit the district”

This is part of a series of articles about candidates for local office. Candidates who would like to be interviewed are invited to contact the editor at editor@times-advocate.com Bill Wells, mayor of El Cajon, is running for the Republican nomination for the 50th Congressional District. The incumbent is Congressman Duncan Hunter Jr. Born and raised in San Diego, Wells spent most […]

Sam Abed: “My goal is to keep the 50th District Republican”

Note: This is part of a series of articles about candidates for local office. Candidates who would like to be interviewed are invited to contact the editor at editor@times-advocate.com. “I got out of politics and I thought I’d enjoy my real estate business very well and making good money, but things have changed in the last few months on the […]

Retired Navy Seal Larry Wilske: “right fit” for conservative 50th Congressional seat


Retired Navy SEAL Larry Wilske is running for the 50th Congressional seat that in last November’s election was retained by a thread by incumbent Duncan Hunter Jr.  Wilske is a retired master chief and U.S.  Navy SEAL, who served 30 years before retiring in 2013. As a SEAL he was a Certified Jumpmaster, Diving Supervisor, and ultimately a Command Master […]


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