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Political vortex of polar opposites

Is the Faulconer camp lifting from the Alvarez playbook?

John Lamb, SAN DIEGO CITY BEAT

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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“Kevin Faulconer’s campaign isn’t taking any vote for granted,” said Vince Vasquez, a sharpeyed elections analyst at the National University System Institute for Policy Research. “The polling suggests this will be a close election, and Faulconer will need to make more inroads into traditional Democratic territory to keep his electoral edge coming into Election Day.” Vasquez said that of roughly 19,000 black voters in San Diego, about 5,700 cast ballots in the November primary, suggesting potential support to be tapped. He added that it wouldn’t surprise him if Alvarez seeks to increase turnout among Democratic Asian voters, as well, particularly in neighborhoods north of Interstate 8. Vasquez said Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner split the Asian vote in 2012.