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Bob Filner, former mayor of San Diego

San Diego's first Democratic mayor in the nonpartisan job in more than 20 years was out of his job in less than a year. He was accused of sexual harassment by many women -- a former admiral, a great-grandmother, a Marilyn Monroe impersonator -- and agreed to resign as the city agreed to pay some of his legal bills. He pleaded guilty to a felony and two misdemeanors. Surely Filner is wondering how he came to lose his job while the crack-smoking, hooker-consorting mayor of Toronto still finds himself in office -- albeit sidelined from power -- and something of a cult figure; signed bobbleheads of him are selling on EBay for hundreds (Canadian). Above: Filner speaks at a news conference in San Diego on July 26. RELATED: Ted Rall's five best cartoons of 2013 Washington's 5 biggest 'fails' of 2013 10 groundbreaking women we lost in 2013Bill Wechter / Getty Images
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