Politics Report: Democrats Divide on Big 2020 Contest

David Garcias, center, takes part in a Labor Day march with SEIU Local 221 members. / Photo courtesy of SEIU Local 221

Once again, San Diego Democrats are poised to split over a major race for a seat on the County Board of Supervisors.

Last year, it was over the District 4 seat, when Supervisor Nathan Fletcher emerged from a crowded Democratic field amid a heated dispute in which the party backed him but different unions chose sides and spent heavily on attacks ads against each other. It eventually led to a realignment of local labor groups, before Fletcher trounced the Republican candidate, former District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, in the general.

Now, some of the folks who were on the same side of that mix-up find themselves parting ways in the pivotal 2020 race for the coastal North County District 3 seat.

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, a Republican, is running for re-election in a district where Republicans and Democrats are…

Original published: 2019-06-08 13:00:04 Read the full San Diego News here


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