A few words about our process are in order. The San Diego Free Press is an all-volunteer group which has been publishing daily since June 4, 2012. A commitment to activism and progressive politics is what drives our dedication to this project. We’ve been researching the candidates and causes on the general election ballot for the past 18 months. You can see the various articles we’ve published at our archive of 2018 election coverage.
The editorial board includes Brent Beltrán, Anna Daniels, Frank Gormlie, Patty Jones, Rich Kacmar, Annie Lane, and Doug Porter. We met on September 24 to vote on endorsements, starting out by acknowledging that the country is in dire straights these days. We feel this election is about triaging the damage already done as much as it is about building a better future.
Another factor differentiating this year’s evaluations was something I’ll call the Kavanaugh caveat. In situations where all things were close to equal from a policy perspective, we defaulted to the women running for office. [Read more…]