Saldaña Addresses Labor Council Decision

In the latest development in the race to replace former Mayor Bob Filner, Assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, said she's forging ahead after another candidate was endorsed by the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council.

Saldaña said that she was hoping for the endorsement that ended up going to David Alvarez after a lengthy discussion Friday.

Saldaña told NBC 7 that the decision might have to do with the fact that both Alvarez and Filner have ties to southern communities in San Diego and that the Labor Council may want to use that to their advantage.

With the Labor Council decision behind her, Saldaña shifted to discussing her strategy for winning.

"We only have two months to build this up,” she said, “so we're looking at using smart technology, new media and social media."

Saldaña added that her top campaign issue will be clean energy.

Also on Saturday, interim mayor, Todd Gloria, opened up to voters about why he wasn’t planning on running.

"I would have enjoyed running for mayor. I like the job. A week on I can tell you it's a pretty sweet gig," joked Gloria, "but you need me to govern, you don't need me to campaign right now."

City Councilman, Kevin Faulconer, said his campaign for mayor won’t get in the way of his duties.

"Laser focused on the job at hand,” Faulconer said.

Saldaña, Faulconer and Alvarez are part of a growing group of people hoping to become the next mayor.

The field of mayoral candidates now includes 25 people hoping to replace Filner, including former Mayor Candidate Nathan Fletcher, and Former City Attorney, Mike Aguirre.

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