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San Diego heads to polls to pick new mayor, close finish predicted
San Diego heads to polls to pick new mayor, close finish predicted

SAN DIEGO -- The campaign to select a successor to former Mayor Bob Filner is down to its final hours-- with a local think-tank predicting the race between City Council members David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer is close. "It may be a late evening for poll watchers," said Vince Vasquez of the National University System Institute for Policy Research. Polls close at 8 p.m. Alvarez, 33, a Democrat, and Faulconer, 47, a Republican, are fighting to serve the final 33 months of Filner's term. Filner, a Democrat, resigned Aug. 30 amid allegations of sexually harassing women. Just weeks ago, polls suggested Faulconer was ahead, thanks to support from voters in more...

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