Pundits say congressmen never quit running. And with their seats up for election every two years, the election cycle never truly ends for Congress members, particularly for those in seats that are far from safe.
Some say that is a weakness of Congress, that representatives are so busy running for re-election that they never get much of consequence done. Bob Filner, however, is so busy running for re-election that he is doing a lot for us.
Then again, maybe we are being just a bit cynical. Filner, a Democrat from Chula Vista, will be our congressman if he is re-elected in November's general election, thanks to redistricting. He is facing a political newcomer in Maria Guadalupe Garcia, and we don't know what kind of challenge she will mount. Filner probably feels quite confident in a highly Democratic area. Still, right now Filner is working hard to impress those in his district, particularly his new constituents in the Imperial Valley, and we hope to see some results from those efforts.