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July 13, 2010 |
Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista) has joined readers in criticizing a newspaper cartoon showing his GOP opponent, a wounded Iraq veteran, calling it inappropriate. "The cartoon was in poor taste and does not reflect the Imperial Valley's strong support for our troops and veterans," Filner said of political cartoon published Saturday in the Imperial Valley Press. The cartoon showed a poster of Filner's opponent, Nick Popaditch, wearing a patch on his right eye; two young skateboarders are puzzled about whether he is a spy, a pirate or a sitcom character.
November 27, 2007 |
A California congressman who was to stand trial on assault and battery charges next week over an altercation at Dulles International Airport entered a plea to a lesser charge Monday and was fined $100. Rep. Bob Filner's trial was to begin Dec. 4 in Loudoun County, Va., on charges that he pushed a United Airlines baggage claim worker. The incident occurred Aug. 19 as the Chula Vista Democrat tried to enter an employee-only area after his baggage was delayed in arriving.
October 2, 2007 |
A court hearing scheduled for today involving assault and battery charges against U.S. Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista) was postponed until Dec. 4. The Loudoun County General District Court granted a motion of continuance to Filner, who airport authorities said shoved a United Airlines baggage claim worker at Dulles International Airport. The House Ethics Committee has formed a subcommittee to investigate the charges against Filner.
August 21, 2007 |
Rep. Bob Filner (D-Chula Vista) has been summoned to court on assault and battery charges after an incident at Dulles International Airport where he allegedly pushed a United Airlines baggage claim worker. Airport authorities said Filner attempted to enter an employees-only area, pushed aside the worker's arm and wouldn't leave when asked. The employee, whom United declined to identify, decided to press charges.
May 14, 2006 |
The congressman who represents California's 51st District is 63-year-old Bob Filner, and on the day of the Brawley Cattle Call Parade he was where a candidate was supposed to be: in the back seat of a '59 T-Bird convertible, waving at thousands of voters camped out along Main Street.
April 29, 1997 |
By all indications, it looked like it was going to be a Wednesday afternoon session of vacation slides from hell. There we were, holed up on a lovely spring day in the Capitol Hill office of Rep. Bob Filner, San Diego Democrat, while he described snapshots of his recent trip to the Philippines. Everybody got their own set. "Bob and Jane Filner enjoy breakfast with the Sons and Daughters of World War II veterans. . . .