Bubba’s wingman.

Via Daily Caller:

Before 13 women stepped forward to accuse San Diego Democratic Mayor Bob Filner of sexual harassment, Filner was not the political pariah he is now.

Prior to his election as mayor — and the recent, numerous sexual harassment accusations — former President Bill Clinton endorsed Filner, asking voters to join him “in supporting Bob Filner for mayor” in 2012.

According to a report from KPBS from Oct. 31, 2012, at a news conference announcing the endorsement, Filner said that he frequently spoke with the former president.

“We convinced him this race for mayor was of national importance,” Filner said, according to the local news report.

The campaign played the endorsement, which was relayed as a recorded telephone call, at the news conference.

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