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San Diego council president who took over for Bob Filner is ousted
San Diego council president who took over for Bob Filner is ousted

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria, a Democrat who won high marks as interim mayor after the 2013 resignation of Mayor Bob Filner, was ousted Wednesday as City Council president. The council's four Republicans joined with Democrat Sherri Lightner to reject Gloria's bid for another term as president. Gloria and three other Democrats voted in his favor. After the 5-4 vote ousting Gloria, the council voted 7-2 to name Lightner as president, a post that provides a higher profile than that of an individual council member. The president presides over council meetings and often appears beside the mayor at major announcements. Lightner praised Gloria for bringing "stability and...

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