Election

Campa-Najjar opens Escondido offices: “I’m the only candidate who wants to represent everybody”


Democratic candidate for the 50th congressional district Ammar Campa-Najjar opened his Escondido HQ last week on Grand Avenue and another office on Sunset Drive in Escondido. This week I talked to the candidate, who said he’s been wearing holes in his shoe leather going door to door, and preparing for the big debate February 7 in Valley Center’s Maxine Theater. […]

Candidate wears out shoe leather stumping for votes


Independent 50th congressional district candidate Helen Horvath is expending shoe leather and suffering the occasional injury in her quest to replace Duncan Hunter Jr. Horvath is visiting any group that will have her, and with her team of ten volunteers, knocking on doors all over her district.  Recently she visited an area business group, the Valley Center Business Association, and […]

Olga Diaz candidacy focuses on climate change, homelessness and housing


“I don’t like to rile people up or scare people” —Olga Diaz Olga Diaz, longtime Escondido city council member, is running for Board of Supervisors in the 3rd District, against incumbent Kristin Gaspar, who wants a second term.   The election will be March 3. The two top vote getters will meet again in November for the title. I recently […]

Brian Jones touts advantages: he lives in the 50th District and is an elected official


State Senator Brian Jones and his wife Heather and their son-in-law Justin dropped by the newspaper office on Monday to talk about his campaign and to tout some of the advantages he has over his rivals for the GOP nomination: “First as foremost, as the only elected official who actually lives in the district, I felt my connection was best […]


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