Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Update: Faulconer in Early Lead, Fletcher and Alvarez Neck and Neck

Honestly, I could have written that headline two days ago, but the early returns almost exactly match the late polling:

Faulconer 45% (Last poll 40%)
Fletcher    25% (Last poll 24%)
Alvarez    23% (Last poll 22%)

UPDATE with overnight results.

Faulconer: 43.6%
Fletcher:     24.3%
Alvarez:      25.6%

Looks like Alvarez takes second, but there are still 35,000 ballots to count. Headline is that Alvarez is the second place finisher.

End of Update.

I don't think this bodes well for Alvarez as he needs a very strong showing among Latinos to beat Fletcher.  However, given the close start it will be a long night.  I don't intend to stay up for it, because Faulconer is going to face a run off and that's what I needed to know.

Faulconer tweeted about his early lead:


  1. Woo-hoo! Felcher rejected by people of San Diego AGAIN!

  2. Woo-hoo! Just announced on radio that he's OUT of public life. (What do you want to bet he turns up again?)

    1. See Richard Rider's rant over at sdrostra. Rider is convinced that such a blatant suck up to organized labor has a bright future in the Democratic party.