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