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Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:36 PM

Ok, ok San Diego is red...not anymore

It is a deep shade of purple.

But here are some observations on this election cycle.

1.- The House delegation is now three Dems and two Republicans. Davis, Peters and Vargas, with Isaa and Hunter rounding this up.

2.- The city itself will be led by a democratic mayor and a democratic council.

3.- The newly elected Supervisor is also a dem

4.- There was a rash of lower offices who were won by Dems...here is the trick though, they did not run as Dems or were endorsed by the party.

5.- I hear things are not happy at our local GOP HQ, and rumors of revolt.

In other words, they did smashingly well...

All this is a product of this demographic bomb. If some people just did not vote....

That is partly the explanation I've been hearing.

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Reply Ok, ok San Diego is red...not anymore (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 OP
maveric56 Nov 2012 #1
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #2
maveric56 Nov 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #10
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #3
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #5
SoCalDem Nov 2012 #4
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #6
zappaman Nov 2012 #7
frylock Nov 2012 #11
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #12
MineralMan Nov 2012 #8

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:40 PM

1. Its much bluer south of I-8

Where I've lived for over 30 years. Most of the repugs live north of 8.

I'm so elated that Bilbray (R douchebag) lost and Filner winning.

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:42 PM

2. I know

And there is historic suppression east of 15... I heard no stories of it.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:18 PM

9. East of 15.

Is Tierrasanta. Thats repug country. I've heard nothing of voter suppression there.

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Response to maveric56 (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:22 PM

10. And el Cajon and to a point Lemon Grove

El Cajon has more than a few issues.

We are also talking of La Mesa, which has less issues. Then there is Alpine and points east that are red politically, but less diverse.

Lets just say I was on the short list for media to call if needed.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:42 PM

3. Besides the growing Latino population, is it partially due to the waning influence of the Navy?

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:45 PM

5. More than the navy

We also have a growing population of North African, Somalian and Iraqi refugees.

This city has large immigrant communities that are becoming citizens as well, and voting.

The navy, you have the split between the admirals and the enlisted. Many jokes on this.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:43 PM

4. I have said it for ages.. register as republican/independent...but vote democratic

It truly befuddles the righties

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:45 PM

6. I am indie, befuddles both sides.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. Why would you want to befuddle Democrats? n/t

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:17 PM

11. i'm registered as decline to state..

have voted a straight dem ticket the last 15 years.

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Response to frylock (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 05:11 PM

12. I made an exception in the judge race

It was either the moderate republican, or the tea party fanatic who was deemed non qualified by the local legal eagles.

Now as press I started getting even press releases from ... Bachmann... I went.. WTF? This is not just out of my area but way to the NORTH EAST and outside the state.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:05 PM

8. That's excellent news. It's good to hear that

it's getting bluer. Congratulations to the Democratic voters there.

Thanks for the report. Since I'm no longer living in California, I don't see local election results any more.

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