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Dem loses bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor

San Diego, Feb 12 (EFE).- Democrat David Alvarez saw his bid to become San Diego's first Latino mayor in the modern era thwarted by his Republican city council colleague Kevin Faulconer. With 100 percent of the votes counted, Faulconer obtained 54.5 percent, compared with 45.5 percent for Alvarez. Residents of California's second city went to the polls in November for a special election to replace Mayor Bob Fillner, who resigned in a sexual harassment scandal.

San Diego mayoral hopeful considers Latino turnout a determining factor

San Diego, Nov 14 (EFE).- David Alvarez, the only Hispanic candidate for mayor of San Diego, said in an interview with Efe that a big Latino turnout for the Nov. 19 elections will be a determining factor in tipping the balance in his favor. "If people go to vote, we believe very firmly that we're going to emerge with the win," the city councilman said.
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