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Filner’s implosion accelerates with sex-harassment claims 9

July 11, 2013 By Chris Reed SAN DIEGO — To the surprise of no one who has dealt with him, first-year Mayor Bob Filner’s days in office could be numbered because of his personal recklessness. After two decades as a

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FBI eyes San Diego mayor; his biggest risk may be perjury rap 9

Happy 237th birthday, America. No, that is not a reference to “The Shining.” Now, onto the news: Well, that didn’t take long. Multiple news outlets are reporting that the FBI and/or the U.S. Justice Department is looking at a San Diego

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Filner themes — obnoxiousness, shadiness — merge 9

June 30, 2013 By Chris Reed Cal Watchdog readers have been updated regularly on the goofiness and ugliness that’s unfolded in San Diego since veteran Democratic congressman Bob Filner took over as mayor in December. The two main themes of

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San Diego mayor continues descent into psycho-bully self-parody 6

June 22, 2013 By Chris Reed When CalWatchdog last weighed in on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, it was to point out the hagiographic qualities of an often-fawning L.A. Times profile of the chronic bully and then to detail a subsequent

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San Diego mayor’s latest escapade borders on extortion 6

June 18, 2013 By Chris Reed The bullying behavior that has characterized Bob Filner his entire political career has taken on a new and uglier tone since the 20-year Democratic congressman was elected mayor of San Diego in November. He’s

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Bob Filner: He’ll do for San Diego what he did for the VA 16

June 3, 2013 By Chris Reed It doesn’t take long before the L.A. Times’ profile of new San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in Sunday’s paper makes it clear that we’re in for a piece that poses as a warts-and-all portrait

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Juvenile justice: The latest from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner 9

April 16, 2013 By Chris Reed Newly elected San Diego Mayor Bob Filner basically owes his political career to the courage he showed as a Freedom Rider in the early 1960s. It’s the card he plays to cast himself in

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San Diego mayor resumes public-employee enrichment schemes 8

March 14, 2013 By Chris Reed Well, that didn’t take long. Bob Filner — a paleoliberal former Democratic congressman who was elected mayor of San Diego in November — is embracing the same sort of ridiculously generous public-employee compensation policies

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San Diego mayor embraces voter nullification 4

March 1, 2013 By Chris Reed In 2006, San Diego voters gave a landslide win to a ballot measure that would force groups of city workers to compete against private firms for the right to provide city services in a

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New San Diego Mayor Bob Filner displays anger management problem 5

Feb. 22, 2013 By Chris Reed What happens when a veteran congressman with a history of anger management issues and an apparent disinterest in understanding how city government works becomes mayor of California’s second-largest city? San Diegans are finding out

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