Former San Diego City Councilor Carl DeMaio (R) announced Monday that he's hosting two signature-gathering events to help the recall against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D), calling it the key issue facing the city at the moment. DeMaio also called on other area officeholders and candidates who have asked Filner to resign to direct resources toward the recall, saying: "If you claim to be a region leader, you ought to be actively, publicly, aggressively behind this effort to support San Diegans." (KGTV-TV)
By painting the signature drive as the duty of local civic leaders, DeMaio turned aside the question of why a congressional candidate would be so focused on the issue.
-- Scott Bland