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Local Election Coverage SA Elections '05


Candidates, issues & politics: Read ongoing coverage of the council and mayoral races



Winners and losers
Castro and Hardberger in runoff
Political playoffs head into second round


The placid candidate
Mayoral candidates: Julián Castro
Populist or policy wonk? Who is Julián Castro really?

Trial by voters
Mayoral candidates: Phil Hardberger
Phil Hardberger says he's a friend to the environment - and private property rights

Tough love
Mayoral candidates: Carroll Schubert
Carroll Schubert wants to refocus San Antonio on the basics, and it might hurt

Serious as a heart attack
Mayoral candidates:
Minor mayoral candidates strive for legitimacy

Show them the money, Part II
Campaign finance numbers:
Mayoral, Council candidates continue raking in contributions


Looking for a new life
District 2:
The eastside still waits in the wings

Southern men
District 3:
Retired police officer, attorney square off in District 3

Restoring confidence
District 4:
In D4, Perez focuses on trust; Resendez is AWOL

Seeking a new identity
District 5:
The battle in District 5 is against poverty and its consequences

The fine print
Ballot propositions:
Aquifer, tax freeze top ballot proposition debate

Election revenge
Ugly politics:
Zoning case turns into campaign attack

Party lines
Prop 3:
Onward Christian taxpayers

Would you like fries with that?
Last words - Adios Ed:
Ed Garza's job search


The sump hole
District 7:
Visting District 7? Bring your galoshes

Growing pains
District 6:
Growth, crime tops in District 6

The waiter
District 1:
Roger Flores enjoys serving his constituents, and he'd like an invitation to the next public office

The fight club
Democratic party:
While local Dems argue, the party's strength wanes

Show them the money
Campaign finance numbers:
Election campaign contributions top the $1 million mark

By the time she gets to Phoenix
From the editor:
Castro shows leadership on the City Manager issue, and his opponents try to make him pay for it


Bumper to bumper
District 8:
Love traffic? Try sitting still in District 8

The pot holes of Interstate San Pedro
District 9:
Council candidates discuss the mean streets of District 9

A scrappy race
District 10:
Upstarts versus veterans in the D10 race


The L word
Advocates or influence peddlers? Although City Council passed an ethics ordinance to ostensibly clear the cloudy waters of lobbying, murkiness remains...

Political consultants:
Well-paid advice columnists or shrewd strategists?

The phantom push poll
Dirty tricks:
Candidates point fingers, citizens ponder

A necessary evil
Opposition research:
Does it keep campaigns honest?

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