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Lack of drama in San Diego mayor's race is welcome

The four top candidates heading into Tuesday's vote emphasize job creation and improving city services. Bob Filner's rarely mentioned.

Tony Perry, LOS ANGELES TIMES

Sunday, November 17, 2013

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Based on requests for absentee ballots, the Democratic turnout, particularly in blue-collar neighborhoods south of Interstate 8, is lagging, according to a local think tank, the National University System Institute for Policy Research.

"Unlike November 2012, voter turnout has been low and concentrated in only a handful of neighborhoods," said Vince Vasquez, senior policy analyst at the institute and author of the report.