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San Diego mayoral race between Bob Filner and Carl DeMaio heating up




San Diego mayoral candidates Democratic Congressman Bob Filner (L) and Republican Carl DeMaio (R).
San Diego mayoral candidates Democratic Congressman Bob Filner (L) and Republican Carl DeMaio (R).

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With less than a week to go before the election, the mayoral race in San Diego has taken a decidedly ugly turn. The frontrunner, 70-year-old Democratic Congressman Bob Filner, has seen his lead disappear and is getting in trouble for his temper.

His challenger, 38-year-old Republican Carl DeMaio, while openly gay, has incurred the wrath of the city's gay and lesbian population for his opposition to same-sex marriage. 

Joining me on the line now for more on the race is Katie Orr, Metro Reporter with KPBS in San Diego.