Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

National and World

July 26, 2013

San Diego Democrats call on mayor to resign

SAN DIEGO —  San Diego Mayor Bob Filner’s own political party is calling on him to resign after seven women publicly identified themselves as targets of his alleged sexual advances.

The San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee voted 34-6 Thursday night to ask the city’s first Democratic mayor in 20 years to leave office.

The vote comes one week after the committee deadlocked 24-24 on the question. The earlier vote came before any woman had publicly identified herself.

The audience included political consultant Laura Fink, who says Filner patted her buttocks in 2005 when he was congressman and she was his deputy campaign manager. She says she is gratified by the vote.

 

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