Lincoln Club of San Diego County President T.J. Zane recently claimed newly elected Councilman Scott Sherman could owe more than $40,000 in campaign bills without help from donors.

Our Scott Lewis fact checked that claim and analyzed how Sherman and other candidates can end up with personal debt after the election.

Lewis also reviewed a bold statement by failed conservative mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio, who said he outperformed Republican voter registration in the city despite his loss to new Mayor Bob Filner.

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Lisa Halverstadt is a reporter at Voice of San Diego. Know of something she should check out? You can contact her directly at or 619.325.0528.

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Lisa Halverstadt

Lisa is a senior investigative reporter who digs into some of San Diego's biggest challenges including homelessness, city real estate debacles, the region's...

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