All sorts of bold claims exit the mouths of San Diego’s candidates for mayor.

At a mayoral debate in August, Congressman Bob Filner touted an ability to cross party lines and cited increases in the federal budget to back it up. Filner claimed he got a unanimous Congress to boost funding for veterans’ health care by 65 percent.

Then, at another debate this month, City Councilman Carl DeMaio suggested he had been working with medical marijuana advocates to develop a new city ordinance. That’s interesting, we noted after the debate, because DeMaio has long been at odds with advocates.

In this edition of Fact Check TV, Scott Lewis examines the accuracy of those claims. Check it out:

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