One interesting angle I didn’t really cover in my story today is how each of the lesser-known candidates for city attorney feels about the other. Amy Lepine and Dan Coffey had a lot to say about each other when I talked with them this week about their hopes for the city attorney’s race.

For his part, Dan Coffey dismissed Amy Lepine as “Mike Aguirre Light.” He said the fact that Lepine adheres to many of Aguirre’s beliefs — such as Aguirre’s contention that the city attorney is answerable primarily to the people of San Diego directly — shows she hasn’t really thought through her candidacy.

In contrast, Lepine said Coffey probably spends too much time thinking about the city attorney. Coffey’s obvious hatred of Aguirre is his sole underpinning for running for city attorney, Lepine said, and that’s not healthy.

“I don’t think he treats himself as a viable candidate, I just think he’s using this as a platform to vent,” she said.

Then Lepine shared why she’s really not a fan of Coffey. It stems from a lunch invitation of his.

“He took me out to lunch, or, I thought he was taking me out to lunch, but I had to buy my own lunch,” she said.

WILL CARLESS

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