San Diego mayor to speak amid calls to resign

ELLIOT SPAGAT
San Diego mayor to speak amid calls to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's beleaguered mayor has called a news conference amid growing calls that he resign over a sexual harassment scandal.

Democratic Mayor Bob Filner's office offered no details, saying the mayor would make a statement on Friday at City Hall.

Members of the mayor's own political party in San Diego joined a chorus of elected officials and city leaders calling for him to step down after seven women identified themselves as targets of his sexual advances.

On Friday, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz called Filner's alleged behavior reprehensible and indefensible and urged him to step down.