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San Diego’s Filner, Pension Curb Opponent, Elected Mayor

November 07, 2012

Democratic congressman Bob Filner, who has represented parts of San Diego and the border since 1993, was elected mayor of the eighth-largest U.S. city.

Filner, 70, beat San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio, a Republican who led a successful initiative to replace city employees’ guaranteed pensions with 401(k)-style plans, 51.5 percent to 48.5 percent, according to San Diego County vote data. Filner had called the pension changes a “fraud.”

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