Take Bob’s Job

DeMaio jumps into Filner recall, calls on other civic leaders to host events.

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Aug. 20, 2013, 7:03 a.m.

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