And what is she??? You won't find it mentioned in the CNN piece...

By Michael Martinez, CNN
updated 6:11 PM EST, Fri February 15, 2013

Los Angeles (CNN) -- The first woman mayor of San Diego has acknowledged in court she misappropriated more than $2 million from her late husband's foundation to fund a casino gambling habit with which she allegedly won and lost $1 billion over nine years.

Her attorney said a brain tumor affected Maureen O'Connor's judgment in playing video poker. She's now broke and suffering cognitive impairment following brain surgery and a stroke in 2011, prosecutors said.

O'Connor, mayor of San Diego from 1986 to 1992, reported to the IRS more than $1 billion in casino winnings but also reported losses bigger than those winnings, resulting in a net loss from 2000 to 2009, prosecutors said in court papers.

Those net losses amounted to $13 million, her attorney said.

In the whole piece by CNN, not a peep as to what party she belongs to!!!! Not one!!!

Maybe nadin knows???

In 1983 she ran unsuccessfully for mayor against Roger Hedgecock, but won in 1985 after Hedgecock resigned under a cloud of scandal. O'Connor was San Diego's first female mayor, and the first Democrat to hold the office since 1971