RECALL FILNER MOVE FACES COMPLICATIONS

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Newly elected Democrat mayor accused of harassment, corruption

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by GINA LOUDON PhD

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, elected only last November, has come under fire for his treatment of women, with accusations of sexual harassment, intimidation, inappropriate behavior, corruption and more.

Now the Democrat is facing a recall effort.

His ex-fiancée, his staff and his closest political allies – some of whom are alleged victims – have repeatedly called for his resignation. But a defiant Filner has argued that he is “a hugger” of a different generation in which his actions were more acceptable and has promised he would “get help.”

San Diego citizens, who have compared him to New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, have had enough.

In a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll, respondents said two to one that Filner should be recalled if he does not resign. While voters may get that chance, there are hurdles.

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