San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns - but says he faced 'hysteria of a lynch mob'
August 23rd, 2013
06:46 PM ET
1 year ago

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner resigns - but says he faced 'hysteria of a lynch mob'

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign, a city official announced Friday, an action that Filner had long resisted despite being under intense public pressure to do amid a torrent of sexual harassment claims.

City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced around 3:45 p.m. (6:45 p.m. ET) that the City Council, during a closed-door session, had accepted the terms of an agreement with Filner that was reached after three days of mediation talks.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
DNC approves Filner resignation resolution
August 23rd, 2013
02:07 PM ET
1 year ago

DNC approves Filner resignation resolution

Updated at 7:01 p.m. ET on 8/23

Washington (CNN) - National Democrats voted unanimously Friday to approve a resolution urging San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, hours before the embattled lawmaker announced he was stepping down from his office under a crush of sexual harassment allegations.

Meeting in Arizona for its summer meeting, the Democratic National Committee addressed the resolution in an afternoon session. The resolution, a draft copy of which was obtained by CNN, called on their fellow Democrat to "face the consequences of his actions, sparing his constituents the embarrassment and expense of a recall election."
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Filed under: California • DNC
Rubio to raise bucks in Beverly Hills
August 22nd, 2013
01:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Rubio to raise bucks in Beverly Hills

(CNN) - One day after pow-wowing with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sen. Marco Rubio mingles with some political donors with deep pockets at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills, California.

The reception and dinner for the Florida Republican will be held at the famed Beverly Hills Hotel off Sunset Blvd, a source with knowledge of the event confirms to CNN. Tickets for the reception cost $2,600 per person, while $10,000 will allow one to co-host the dinner.
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Filed under: California • Marco Rubio • Senate
Reports: Mayor Filner resignation agreement in works
August 22nd, 2013
01:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Reports: Mayor Filner resignation agreement in works

(CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner will resign Friday if the San Diego City Council accepts a proposed mediation agreement, local TV stations reported Thursday.

An official familiar with the negotiations told CNN's Lindy Hall: "It is still our understanding that his resignation is part of the deal that the San Diego City Council needs to sign off on during tomorrow's closed session."

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
August 20th, 2013
04:42 PM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: DNC to vote on resolution calling on Filner to resign

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee will vote on a resolution this week calling on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign, ratcheting up pressure on the embattled Democrat who has been accused of sexually harassing multiple women.

Sixteen women have charged Filner of acting improperly and the mayor last month acknowledged having "failed to fully respect the women who work for me and with me." He voluntarily entered a behavioral therapy program, but has refused to step down despite widespread calls for him to leave office.
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Filed under: California • DNC
August 19th, 2013
05:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Petition drive to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner kicks off

(CNN) - Armed with clipboards and pens, volunteers hit the streets of San Diego to collect signatures they hope will lead to the recall of embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

"We're going to be everywhere. We're going to be at sporting events. We're going to be at street fairs, arts shows - you name it, we will be out there," Dave McCulloch, a recall organizer, told CNN affiliate KFMB on Sunday.

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Filed under: California
San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims
August 13th, 2013
01:34 PM ET
1 year ago

San Diego mayor rejects recall drive over sexual harassment claims

San Diego (CNN) – New parks. High-tech jobs. Better roads and a bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says voters should weigh all those issues against the mounting allegations that he groped and harassed women before they decide whether they want to run him out of office.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
San Diego mayor out of rehab, but locked out of office
August 12th, 2013
11:28 AM ET
1 year ago

San Diego mayor out of rehab, but locked out of office

Los Angeles (CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a growing tide of sexual harassment allegations, has completed his two-week intensive behavior therapy a week early and will begin outpatient treatment, his lawyer said.

But he might not be back at work in his office any time soon. His chief of staff changed the locks, according to numerous reports, including one by CNN affiliate KFMB.

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Filed under: Bob Filner • California
San Diego mayor's accusers
August 11th, 2013
07:59 AM ET
1 year ago

San Diego mayor to start outpatient therapy

Los Angeles (CNN) - San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, facing a growing tide of sexual harassment allegations, has completed two-week intensive behavior therapy and will begin outpatient treatment, according to his lawyer.

In a statement, attorney James Payne said Filner began treatment on July 29, a week earlier than the mayor previously told reporters he would start. Filner was to complete that phase of treatment Saturday, Payne said.

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Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign
August 9th, 2013
02:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Boxer pleads for San Diego mayor to resign

(CNN) - San Diego's Democratic mayor Bob Filner, currently undergoing "intensive counseling" after being accused of sexually harassing more than a dozen women, should resign his post, Sen. Barbara Boxer wrote in a personal letter to the mayor Friday.

Addressing Filner simply as "Bob," Boxer – who is also a Democrat - wrote, "We've known each other for a long time…So I am speaking to you now on a personal and professional level, and asking you to step down as mayor and get the help you need as a private citizen."
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Filed under: Barbara Boxer • California
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