When San Diego’s mayoral candidates released their latest fundraising totals this week, one number jumped out. Because it was so low.
Democratic Congressman Bob Filner reported about $26,000 in available cash at the end of 2011, a figure nine times less than his next closest competitor, Republican District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, and almost 30 times less than the money leader, Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio.
“I need to have more money,” Filner said after a mayoral forum at a downtown condominium complex Thursday night. “I mean, that’s pretty clear.”