PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

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By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Campaign supporters prepare for precinct walk with Ammar Campa-Najjjar, challenger to indicted Congressman Duncan D. Hunter

October 2, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Fall is in the air, ballots will soon be mailed and election day is fast approaching.  Across our region, East County candidates are on the campaign trail, finding a variety of ways to get their message out. Here are a few shots of local candidates in action.

Photo right:  State Senate candidate Jeff Griffith, a Cal Fire captain, stands curbside to urge voters to “Send a firefighter to Sacramento”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, left:  La Mesa City Councilman Guy McWhirter rides an electric scooter as an alternative to reach more voters than on foot, visiting voters door to door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, right:  Dr. Akillah Weber, La Mesa City Council candidate, posted  photo online with former Mayor Art Madrid, who has endorsed her candidacy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, left:  Santee Councilman Ronn Hall with his wife, Virginia hold up campaign sign at Politics in Paradise event.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, right:  Lemon Grove Councilwoman Jennifer Mendoza speaks to voters at Politics in Paradise.

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, left:  Assembly candidate James Elia and campaign workers refuel with a donut break at campaign headquarters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, right:  El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells touts endorsement by the El Cajon Police Officers Association on his Facebook page.

 

 

 

Photo, left:  Charda Fontenot and Jerry Lecko and Rebecca McRae posted a video on their social media announcing their run as  a “dream team” slate to bring changes to the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, right: A billboard gets word out about San Miguel Fire Board incumbents Teresa McKenna, Jim Ek and Mike Vacio, who returned the district to local control.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo, left:  Rep. Hunter walks past a campaign supporter of his opponent after Washington Post fact check finds his attack ad on Campa-Najjar had false claims


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