Congressman Bob Filner recently made a bold claim to bolster his campaign for San Diego mayor. He said his first piece of legislation, the 1994 Ocean Pollution Reduction Act, saved taxpayers $3 billion.

In this Fact Check TV, our Scott Lewis breaks down Filner’s claim and the latest in an ongoing saga involving U-T San Diego CEO John Lynch, who threatened to use his newspaper as a weapon against the Unified Port of San Diego.

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