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Fletcher for Mayor announced raising more than $1.2 million from 4,525 donors since the inception of the campaign and $302,866 from 1,025 donors since March 17th. The total includes donations from all 50 states.
“We’ve not only raised more from individual contributors than any candidate in this race for mayor, we’ve also raised more than any candidate in a primary in the history of San Diego mayoral campaigns,” said Fletcher for Mayor Chief Strategist Tom Shepard. “The breadth of support for Nathan’s candidacy is historic.”
Over the past couple of weeks you received a barrage of negative mail and saw TV advertisements from the far left and far right attacking Nathan Fletcher.
These mailers and negative stunts are not only false, but also a reminder of what type of political climate we live in today.
In fact, Bill Osborne from the UT San Diego said, “DeMaio, trying to pick his own runoff opponent, is relentless in attacking Fletcher.”
And Bob FIlner said his “best weapon is DeMaio. Carl DeMaio is killing Nathan Fletcher in mailboxes.”
Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher today laid out his vision to energize San Diego’s maritime economy with a plan to make the city’s port the “World’s Most Innovative”.
“In the Fletcher Administration, our port will be the catalyst and epicenter for a new innovative maritime technology cluster, churning out new ideas and generating new jobs for our region,” said Fletcher. “As Mayor, I want to use my role as a regional leader to help promote the Port and the maritime industry and create good-paying, permanent jobs.”
“It’s unfortunate the DeMaio campaign doesn’t believe it’s an effective use of Nathan’s time to work with the Democratic Governor, Democratic Speaker, Democratic Pro Tempore and Republican Caucus Chair to protect children from sexual predators. The DeMaio campaign’s attacks only highlight the difference between Nathan who works with both sides to solve problems versus DeMiao who prefers pitchforks, press conferences and protests.”
Chelsea’s Law back on track
Brown drops bid to let counties delay implementation
UT San Diego
By Michael Gardner
May 15, 2012
The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Association today announced they endorsed Nathan Fletcher for mayor, citing his independent voice and ability to work with broad coalitions to keep the public safe.
“We are proud to endorse Nathan Fletcher for mayor of San Diego,” said DSA President Dave Schaller. “During Nathan’s career he has demonstrated his commitment to keeping the people of San Diego safe. We were particularly impressed with his work on Chelsea’s Law. Many said passing sweeping public safety reform would be impossible, but Nathan proved them wrong. We know he will bring that same energy and drive to the mayor’s office, and we look forward to working with him.”
“It is uncharacteristic for Bonnie to launch desperate attacks. It’s the unfortunate result of a campaign with no message or money. Nathan was rated as 100% pro-choice by Planned Parenthood. Past procedural votes have been misconstrued by some, but Nathan’s position is clear. He is pro-choice.”
“I’ve known Nathan for years. He has always been pro-choice and has always been willing to listen and learn about issues on women’s health.”
-Karen Brailean, Democrat
From this morning’s UT San Diego:
“Does this mean compromise is an end in itself? No. There is no compromise when it comes to the public interest or protecting taxpayers. Will we always agree? Of course not. Bold ideas will have opposition. Will everyone get what they want? Not a chance. But that doesn’t mean you can’t work for solutions that preserve our basic principles while taking into account the legitimate interests of others.
I stand up today and state that I will not exclude anyone from joining my campaign based on ideological litmus tests. I welcome support from anyone who shares my vision for our city. That is my only test.”
“The latest attack from our opponents is more politics as usual. This one will backfire too, because we welcome a discussion of Nathan’s remarkable legislative record passing landmark legislation like Chelsea’s Law, tax reform, and regulatory relief. In just three years in office, Nathan Fletcher has been author of more pieces of legislation than Bob Filner has in his twenty years in congress. What’s more, his opponents have missed far more votes than Nathan — DeMaio and Filner together have missed more than four times as many votes.
“This is just the latest sign that the city hall insiders fear Nathan’s independent candidacy and his rise in the polls.”
Bob Filner is a hypocrite. He calls out special interests as an issue in this campaign – including Bridgepoint Education – but his Congressional campaign committee has collected over $4 million in special interest contributions from political action committees, including Bridgepoint Education.
San Diegans deserve a mayor who is honest and consistent.
Bob Filner received contributions from Bridgepoint Education. (The Center For Responsive Politics Website, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 4/25/12)
Bob Filner received at least $4 million in special interest contributions during his career. (The Center For Responsive Politics Website, www.opensecrets.org, Accessed 4/25/12)
“The latest attack from our opponents is more politics as usual. This one will backfire too because we welcome a discussion of Nathan’s remarkable legislative record of passing landmark legislation like Chelsea’s Law, tax reform, and regulatory relief. In just three years in office, Nathan Fletcher has been an author to more pieces of legislation than Bob Filner has in his TWENTY years in congress. What’s more, his opponents have missed far more votes than Nathan — DeMaio and Filner together have missed more than four times as many votes.
The Fletcher for Mayor campaign today released a new television ad, “Attacked by the Left and Right.” The ad is the second in a series of ads that explains to voters the clear choice in this election: The far right has a candidate who thrives on playing political games and re-fighting old battles; the far left’s candidate is a career politician with tired ideas, beholden to the same old interest groups; or Nathan Fletcher a tested, trusted, independent voice who will work with all San Diegans to solve problems and move our city forward.
“Local Republican Party chair Tony Krvaric continues to play the political games that helped drive Nathan Fletcher from the party last month. In an email to San Diego Republicans Tony Krvaric distorted the facts and misled voters. It’s shameful. This kind of game playing isn’t new. After Nathan switched the San Diego Republican Party sued Nathan to recover their money after major donors who committed to sponsor the party’s annual Lincoln-Reagan day dinner withdrew sponsorships of $5,000 after the party endorsed Carl DeMaio. This is the kind of behavior that drives people away from the party.”
Nathan Fletcher for Mayor
The Fletcher for Mayor campaign today announced it will air the first television advertisement of the mayoral campaign beginning today. The ad, entitled “Independent,” is the first in a series of spots to introduce Nathan Fletcher and his plans to San Diegan voters.
Today, I’m announcing my decision to leave the Republican Party and re-register as an independent. This is a decision I’ve struggled with for some time, and I wanted you to hear the reasoning directly from me. Please click on the video below.
Nathan Fletcher today released a bold yet achievable plan to place San Diego on the forefront of innovation and create the educated, dynamic workforce needed to grow a healthy, robust economy. “Our city cannot achieve its economic potential without an educated workforce,” said Fletcher. “Innovation in education will be the key to everything we do.”
The plan lays out four goals: achieving digital excellence by ending the digital divide in San Diego, promoting workforce development by expanding internships and on-the-job training for students, allowing lower-performing schools another opportunity for success, and encouraging more parental involvement and better inter-government collaboration with city schools.
Nathan Fletcher today released his “CPR Plus” plan, tough pension reform that goes beyond the provisions of the Comprehensive Pension Reform Initiative and can be implemented on Day 1 of the Fletcher Administration. CPR Plus will save the city millions of dollars annually, end the six-figure pensions for unrepresented city management and ensure the management team in the Fletcher administration leads by example.
Yesterday many of you received an anonymously mailed packet of materials. The sender cowardly hid behind an obscure PO Box and untraceable name, but we all know who was responsible for this—Carl DeMaio.
It is fine to call into question someone’s record – I fought in a war, I can defend my record and look forward to a spirited campaign about our city’s future.
But, let’s not play adolescent games and be cowardly about it.
Let’s be honest. Let’s be truthful. And let’s be direct.
DeMaio is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.
Here are the facts:
by Bill Walton
Tuesday, Nathan Fletcher delivered a major address at one of San Diego’s most innovative companies detailing his plans to make San Diego the World’s Most Innovative City. I was proud and honored to introduce him, and to be there as he laid out his vision for the future of San Diego.
San Diego to become “The Worlds Most Innovative City”
Nathan Fletcher today released his plan to make San Diego the best place in the world to create 21st Century, good-paying local jobs. The plan outlines specific steps he will undertake and specific metrics that will make the Fletcher Administration accountable for progress.
The plan also outlines an effort to rebrand San Diego as “The Worlds Most Innovative City.
Cross posted from FlashReport
The race for Mayor of San Diego is on. Members of the New Majority San Diego Chapter have carefully been watching the race and looking at who is best-positioned to lead San Diego into a new era.
Making candidate endorsements is not something the New Majority membership takes lightly.
When making our decision we looked carefully at each candidate, conducted comprehensive interviews, examined records and carefully deliberated with our entire membership. We concluded that San Diego is ready for a new generation of leadership as represented by Nathan Fletcher.