2010 Election Wrap Up

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John McCann is on his way to Sweetwater.

John McCann is on his way to Sweetwater.

Chula Vista Councilman John McCann schooled his competitors Nov. 2, beating them soundly in his bid to sit on the Sweetwater Union High Scool District Board of Directors. McCann leaves his council post in December, after that school’s in session.

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2010 Election Wrap Up

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Dos huesos y un cucaracha

Dos huesos y un cucaracha

San Diego Councilman Ben Hueso’s election night victory might be the only thing he has to smile about if former Republican opponent Derrick Roach has anything to say about it. In the days leading up to the election, Roach and the U-T alleged that Ben Hueso funneled $25,000 into his brother Felipe’s busted campaign for San Diego City Council. Roach even implicated the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council in a plot to launder money for the Huesos.

Roach, who lost his bid against Ben for the 79th District Assembly seat, said he would asked the District Attorney’s office for a complete investigation.

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I QUIT THIS B$!#*

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Chit chat about this and that.

Chit chat about this and that.

Not that it means a lot, but…there are reports that perennial also-ran Darryl Gorham has dropped out of the National City mayor’s race and endorsed  incumbent Ron Morrison over rival candidate Alejandra Sotelo-Solis.

If So-So is worried about the snub, she’s not showing it.

“Mr. Gorham likes to run for office but he rarely gets much support,” said Sotelo-Solis, who brought up that he has run about 10 times for office never getting much more than a few hundred votes.

Ouch!

But then again, in a less than scientific The Star-News poll, 246 voters suggested they prefer RoMo. Sotelo-Solis garnered only 86 in favor.

 Maybe every single vote does count.

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HALLOWEEN: EVERYONE’S FAVORITE SLASHER

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sandoval

No one said making cuts was easy, even if you’re dressed like Freddy Krueger. Chula Vista City Manager Jim Sandoval has spent the last couple years slashing the city’s bloated budget, cutting services and employees in the process. The bloodletting  is expected to last into next year.

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HALLOWEEN: THE DOLL OF CITY HALL

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cabbage cox

Given that she was recently voted the South County’s Best Elected Official—for the second year in a row—Cheryl Cox as a Cabbage Patch kid is a gimme. The popular dolls were sold in the millions long before that little red headed  freak Elmo made the scene.

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HALLOWEEN: YOUNG AND BRASH

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so-so

National City mayoral candidate Alejandra Sotelo-Solis has been criticized as being too young to take the reins of  the city. But, dressed as Jersey Shore’s Snooki, maybe “Sooki” Solis can convince voters that her youth and audacity are only a couple of the assets she brings to the political arena.

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HALLOWEEN: MONSTER MASH

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ed kenstein

No on Prop. H leader Ed Herrera as Frankenstein? Why not? If the measure doesn’t pass and local recreation centers and libraries are shut down, the villagers may want to tear him limb from limb. Especially the ones who get laid off.

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HALLOWEEN: SCOUT’S HONOR

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I'm preparedThe implication is not that outgoing Chula Vista City Councilman John McCann is a cartoonish figure. The implication is that as the darling of local Republicans, McCann is as trustworthy as a squeaky clean boy scout. So why not dress the part?

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RELIGIOUS, RIGHT?

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Pastor Brian Hendry (left) and former San Diego councilman/state assemblyman/insurance industry executive Juan Vargas squared off  in a candidate’s forum recently.

Both men are hoping to represent Senate District 40. Both men are also FOGs (Friends of God).

Hendry is a local pastor who reportedly would like to replace all sitting judges with Christian conservatives . Vargas studied to become a Jesuit priest but eventually left the seminary to focus on more earthly pursuits, like procreation and politicking.

Sorry, Cheech and Chong. During the forum both holy rollers said they were opposed to Prop. 19, the push to legalize marijuana in California. But there’s hope for Adam and Steve as both men hadven’t publicly stated where they are on same-sex marriage.

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HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER

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He is my brother

San Diego City Council president Ben Hueso (right) was on hand to cheer for his brother Felipe at a candidates’ forum in Nestor. Felipe is running against David Alvarez for the District 8 seat.

In addition to his moral support, Ben also funneled Felipe $25,000 in his bid to take over where Ben is leaving. But boys being boys, Ben’s taking the money back.  Turns out he got caught making an illegal contribution.

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