We’ve examined more than 40 bold claims by San Diego’s four mayoral candidates in the past year and now their big day is just around the corner. Two will advance through Tuesday’s primary election.

Our last edition of Fact Check TV before the election examines two more claims by Congressman Bob Filner and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis.

Filner claimed he was the only candidate in the race who hadn’t received campaign contributions from San Diego Gas & Electric. He cited the comparison to cast himself as free from special interests.

Dumanis argued people shouldn’t fret over polls that put her in last place. She claimed the same polls put her 20 points down in 2002, when she won her first term in office as district attorney.

So are their claims true or false? Andrew Donohue explains in the video below.

Hungry for more Fact Check TV? You might also enjoy these recent episodes:

Dueling Fletcher Tax Claims

Labor Deal Ban Returns to the Ballot

Filner’s $100 Million Pension Claim

New episodes of Fact Check TV appear on NBC 7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast and our website the following Monday. If you want us to Fact Check a claim, just send me an email explaining the statement and why it merits review.

Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for Voice of San Diego. He writes about local government, creates infographics and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at keegan.kyle@voiceofsandiego.org or 619.550.5668. You can also find him on Twitter (@keegankyle) and Facebook.

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