Take Bob’s Job

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

Add to Briefcase
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


Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.