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San Diego Sets Special Election To Replace Filner

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Filner is scheduled to resign Friday following sexual harassment allegations from more than a dozen women. He was San Diego's first Democratic mayor in decades when he took office in December.

U-T San Diego reports the city charter requires a special election if a mayor resigns with more than one year left on his term.

The city clerk estimates the election would cost about $6 million and more if a runoff is required.

The U-T said it's likely that a crowded field of candidates would prevent anyone from receiving a majority of the vote. That would necessitate a runoff between the top two candidates.

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