Mayoral Candidates Spar over Education

U-T San Diego -- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, one of four major candidates for San Diego mayor, seized a Tuesday night debate centered on public education as an opportunity to make a bold declaration.

"As mayor I will fix the city's schools and I will fix it within my first term," she said.

The surprising statement drew derision from school officials in attendance at the University of San Diego debate but is the attention-grabbing move the Dumanis campaign has been lacking for months. She has firmly placed her hopes for victory on being the education candidate. (Full Story