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Real estate and casino money gushes to GOP and Faulconer as mayoral cash race heats up

Douglas Manchester's mini media empire may be part of political play as newspaper omits mention of publisher's big money contributions

Does San Diego have the best politicians money can buy? It's not clear just yet, but based on a flurry ...

U-T San Diego publisher routes $100,000 through state GOP

Following the money in San Diego mayor's race gets yet more interesting as heavily partying Republican Manchester writes weighty check to California party committee

As reported here two weeks ago, the folks over at the local Republican party seem to have become the town’s ...

Chicken lobby still roots for Fletcher

As campaign cash mounts in unusual San Diego mayoral battle, friendships of the past continue to pay off big for former Republican legislator

You might say the chickens have come home to roost for newly minted Democrat and Qualcomm executive Nathan Fletcher. Or ...

Hotel owners behind police clashes with union give big to newly minted Democrat Fletcher

Newport Beach-based Tarsadia Investments family gives major money to Ex-Republican Qualcomm executive; Unite Here Local 30 vows Hilton boycott

With union-backed mayor Bob Filner deposed, the epic battle between labor and capital for control of San Diego's city hall ...

GOP and Koch-backed think tank operative gives Nathan Fletcher funding assist

Republican fundraiser who worked with Dick Cheney and Rudy Giuliani now pulling in dollars for newly minted Democrat

Sometime it's hard to tell a Republican from a Democrat in San Diego's mayors race without a program. As reported ...

San Diego FBI building financed by Chinese seeking U.S. visas, senator says

Posh FBI field office, built by Las Vegas developer with ties to late mobster Moe Dalitz and San Diego GOP candidates Carl DeMaio and Kevin Faulconer, was financed by funds from U.S. visa-seeking Chinese investors, Sen. Charles Grassley says

A costly new FBI headquarters in San Diego, built by means of a lease-back arrangement with the United States government ...

Manchester minion, other famous figures of San Diego crime and scandal fork over for Faulconer

Persons of interest stepping up to foot the bill for Republican’s putative TV commercial barrage

A veritable rogues' gallery of those linked to San Diego crime and scandal has been pouring money into the mayoral ...

Bob White's California Strategies partners agree to $40,000 covert lobbying fines

Employees of San Diego marijuana lobbying firm founded by Bob White, aide to Pete Wilson from San Diego mayor through California governor, admit trying to influence state government without registering as lobbyists

Partners in California Strategies - the prosperous lobbying outfit founded by Bob White, who started his adult life working for ...

Fletcher gets cash from city leaseholder also backing Faulconer

Pay for play campaign of epic proportions shaping up as well-financed influence seekers and long time city power brokers, including ex-con, line up with open checkbooks

The two big Fs in San Diego's money race for mayor, Nathan Fletcher and Kevin Faulconer, appear locked in a ...

Developers chasing city deals cashing in heavily for Faulconer

GOP city councilman's first campaign money disclosure reveals roster of wealthy special interests, one looking for "wiggle room" at city hall

It didn't take long for Republican city councilman Kevin Faulconer to begin tapping into his deep base of real estate ...

Proxy war between Paul Jacobs and San Diego contractors in Sac Town

More Qualcomm and Nathan Fletcher questions arise as powerful San Diegans square off in California capital over union construction deal for taxpayer financed Kings basketball arena

In what could be a precursor of things to come in San Diego's great mayoral race of 2013, war has ...

Exec's race for mayor casts light on Qualcomm bribery charges

Newly minted Democrat and Qualcomm development director Nathan Fletcher could shoulder increasing burden of corporation's concealed political and legal baggage as campaign unfolds

As the size and quality of San Diego's reporting corps has fallen due to layoffs and budget cuts resulting from ...

U-T owner Manchester moves more big money into San Diego GOP

As mayoral election approaches, Koch-linked publisher continues flow of money to local party, and is raised in political poker game by public employee union for Democrats

With the multi-million dollar special election to replace fallen Democratic mayor Bob Filner rapidly approaching, the big money proxy power ...

Big Fletcher campaign cash arrives from out-of-city fat cats

Wealthy non-San Diegans, some with colorful pasts, open their checkbooks for former Republican as official GOP field has yet to gel

As an expected crash campaign by San Diego's richest man, Qualcomm Democrat Irwin Jacobs, ramps up behind the scenes for ...

Irwin Jacobs Balboa Park tram operation proceeding full speed ahead

Fletcher versus Coons in San Diego mayoral showdown assures fireworks over Jacobs Plaza de Panama power play will be a virtual certainty.

Until yesterday, the smart money in San Diego politics was eyeballing a somewhat formulaic race between Republican Carl DeMaio and ...

DeMaio polygrapher declines to talk about questioned sole source SDPD deal

Washington-based McClatchy News Service investigated alleged favoritism in police lie detector contract awards to Indiana company as San Diego cops stayed mum

A long-time provider of lie detector services to the San Diego Police Department has declined to discuss a report by ...

Racy employees using taxpayers' wheels, county audit finds

Outed by electronically eavesdropping auditors, manager pledges a deal with public employee unions for crackdown on workers' on-the-job speeding

While politicos here have been taking their licks in the scandals of San Diego - city of partying newspaper publishers, ...

Emails show top DeMaio operative key to Filner recall

Legality of shadowy DeMaio fund and Republican chief Tony Krvaric's recall role the topic of emails between city ethics chief and Lincoln Club treasurer

During last month's Bob Filner recall run-up, spokesperson Rachel Laing was quoted by Republican Doug Manchester's U-T San Diego as ...

Nathan Fletcher files for mayor of San Diego

As Filner heads for departure with reported settlement deal, declaration of city's number one recently minted Democrat raises revival possibilities for Jacobs Balboa Park teardown deal

The body isn't quite yet dead, but apparently anticipating the imminent political demise of Democratic mayor Bob Filner in today's ...

San Diego's ABC station sued for gender harassment and race discrimination by African-American anchor

Chasing Filner case hard, San Diego big media outlet and current assistant news director faced court charges of verbal and racial abuse

It probably won't make the news on CNN, owned by Time Warner, or be featured on ABC's This Week with ...

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