Former mayor drops out of 50th race

Sam Abed, the former mayor of Escondido, dropped out of the race for the 50th Congressional seat last Thursday, when his friend Darrell Issa, a former congressman, declared his candidacy for the seat whose incumbent is Duncan Hunter Jr. The Times-Advocate asked Abed for a comment: “I suspended my campaign to support Congressman Issa because I believe that Darrell is […]

Independent 50th candidate Horvath stresses constituent services over politics

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 Because of years working with the federal government, especially the Department of Defense, independent candidate Helen Horvath thinks she can be especially effective in emphasizing constituent services over politics. “I already understand […]

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 […]

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