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Brown Endorses Filner In San Diego Mayor’s Race

Aired 10/23/12 on KPBS News.

California Governor Jerry Brown said he thinks Congressman Bob Filner can handle the job of mayor.

Congressman Bob Filner picked up the endorsement of California Governor Jerry Brown today. The two Democrats appeared at a news conference in Barrio Logan in support of Proposition 30, Brown’s tax initiative aimed at increasing school funding.

Governor Jerry Brown.

Above: Governor Jerry Brown.

Brown said he believes Filner can do the job of mayor.

"Bob Filner is kind of an independent guy. In fact he’s disagreed with me a few times. And that should be very important to the people of San Diego," Brown said. "He’s been around. He knows what’s going on. You gotta know local, and you gotta know Congress and you gotta know the state. I think he’ll add a definite note of experience and common sense."

Brown did not endorse Filner in the primary. Instead he issued a statement in support, though not a formal endorsement, of state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher.

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laplayaheritage | October 23, 2012 at 4:14 p.m. ― 2 years, 2 months ago

Governor Jerry Brown, Congressman Bob Filner, and Councilman David Alvarez were in agreement on ending the corrupted downtown Redevelopment Agencies including CCDC.

http://www.kusi.com/video?clipId=6594781&autostart=true

Video of Congressman Bob Filner on KUSI in late December 2011 discussing the death of Redevelopment, and the proposed solution of an accelerated repayment of outstanding Federal debt with RDI Tax Increment to solve our Veterans Homeless problem in San Diego.

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