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Recall Filner Campaign Announces Final Tally Of Signatures, Funds

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — More than $90,000 was raised during the Recall Bob Filner Campaign, and about $50,000 was spent, campaign officials said.

Pallamary & Associates

Michael Pallamary, the leader of the Recall Bob Filner effort.

Donors who receive refunds will have until the end of the month to cash their checks, and sometime after that, the committee will officially close and a final accounting will be made public, officials said.

Volunteers with the campaign gathered 37,517 signatures between Aug. 18 and Aug. 23, when Filner agreed to step down after nearly 20 women brought forth accusations of various degrees of sexual harassment. He was also under investigation for allegedly misusing a city-issued credit card and shaking down developers.

Filner's resignation took effect Aug. 30.

The final tally was more than a third of the signatures needed to qualify the recall for the ballot.

"This high number of signatures, gathered in less than a week, illustrates the overwhelming public support for the recall and the high number of committed volunteers mobilized to lead the petition drive,'' campaign Chairman Mike Pallamary said.

Nearly three dozen potential candidates have declared their intent to run in the Nov. 19 special election to finish out the final three years of Filner's term, according to the City Clerk's office.

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Avatar for user 'thompsonrichard'

thompsonrichard | September 13, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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Anon11 | September 13, 2013 at 1:43 p.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

Pretty decent sized circlejerk.

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SDredbirdfan | September 13, 2013 at 2:58 p.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

Tool vs. Tool.

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Missionaccomplished | September 13, 2013 at 6:01 p.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

Yeah, how much from Dougie Manjester's Onion and Corbin Stampp's LGBT rag???

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CarlosDangler | September 13, 2013 at 7:47 p.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

A more apt definition of circlejerk would be Weiner, Spitzer and Filner together in a private room stroking each others egos.

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Avatar for user 'Mmikey'

Mmikey | September 14, 2013 at 7:33 a.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

who will really end up with the money?

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 14, 2013 at 10:04 a.m. ― 7 months, 1 week ago

Pallamary, a nobody, got his name in the news (and apparently still is as evidenced here).

As far a he's concerned, the "recall" was a success.

Because let's be honest, Filner cared about Filner and the "recall" proponents cared about the recall proponents.

Gender harassment was never the real issue for these slithering rodents.

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