- 08.16.13 04:06 PM EDT
Last year, a Democrat took the mayor's seat in heavily Republican San Diego for the first time in 20 years. This year, that mayor, Bob Filner, seems dead-set on making of mockery of himself, his office, and perhaps the entire electorate.
After an endless spate of women came out accusing him of sexual harassment, he's refused to step down, insisting on staying in office and receiving treatment. Two weeks of treatment, to be exact, which he ended a week early.