When Bob Filner left Congress and ran for Mayor of San Diego in 2012, he had the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton.
Hello, this is President Bill Clinton. I’m asking you to join me in supporting Bob Filner for mayor. As President I worked with Bob to save San Diego taxpayers more than 3 billion dollars and to secure funding for construction of the veterans home. Bob has the experience to move San Diego forward, to create good paying 21st century jobs, support quality public education and put neighborhoods first, not special interests. As a freedom rider in the 1960s, Bob showed he has the courage to do what’s right. That’s what he did in Congress and that’s exactly what he’ll do as Mayor of San Diego. Thank you.
In hindsight, maybe the pairing of Clinton and Filner was inevitable.