San Diego: Indicting a Mayor

Early this year, it seemed that Roger Hedgecock, 38, San Diego's dashing, telegenic liberal Republican mayor, was leading a charmed political life. A former environmental lawyer and avid surfer, Hedgecock was elected in May 1983 to complete the term of Republican Pete Wilson, who had left for the U.S. Senate. In 16 months Hedgecock formed a broad-based political coalition in a traditionally conservative city, and was considered a shoo-in for election to a full four-year term this November. But last week a county grand jury returned a 15-count felony indictment against the...

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