Party over Principles: More Game-Playing from San Diego GOP
“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
“As a Republican and leader in the business community these types of childish games are exactly what is wrong with the current partisan political system. It is an embarrassment.”
Scott Dickey, CEO, Competitor Group, Inc*
“Tony Kravaric doesn’t understand the difference between partisanship and principles. He would rather play petty games instead of developing solutions to move San Diego forward. Major Republican donors in the business community are tired of their commitment to the extremes and no longer support their games playing. Nathan Fletcher’s positions are clear. However, this isn’t about positions, its about games. All Republicans should be embarrassed by party insiders like Tony Krvaric. I know I am.”
Keith Jones, President, ACE Parking*
“Nathan has always done what he believes in his heart is right. That is why I supported him early for Mayor and why I stand with him today. The people of San Diego will be well served by him as their Mayor.”
Assemblyman Brian Nestande, Assembly Republican Caucus Chair
”…but attacking Nathan’s character is taking it too far. Nathan’s character, tested in battle in Iraq and Africa, is rock solid. Nathan is the same person he was a week ago. None of his positions changed and he remains one of the most honest, hard-working and smartest members of the Legislature. He will make a great mayor. His accomplishments in the legislature speak for themselves: he authored Chelsea’s Law, a groundbreaking, difficult piece of legislation to pass, held the line against higher taxes and authored regulatory relief for small business… It’s telling that so many of us who know Nathan still stand with him. Governor Wilson, Assembly Leader Conway, Senator Anderson, Senator Wyland, Republican Caucus Chairman Brian Nestande and thousands of others are fully behind Nathan and believe he is the person best-positioned to move San Diego forward.
Tony Strickland (Fletcher Best-Positioned to Move San Diego Forward, SDRostra.com, 4/5/12)
The Republican Party Plays Petty Games:
- 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, then the party sued Fletcher to recover their money.
- Krvaric sent out a “hit piece” email excoriating Fletcher for missing a vote on a bill that passed the Assembly by a margin of 50-23, on an issue which Fletcher already clearly established his position by opposing similar legislation last year. (SB 829 – Rubio). Former Assembly Republican Leader Martin Garrick was absent and missed the vote as well. Will Krvaric attack him?