Yesterday, Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher received an endorsement from the environmental group known as the League of Conservation Voters. They’re the folks who put out an annual scorecard on important City environmental issues including a resolution supporting the Brown Act, the fireworks litigation, managed competition for stormwater employees, and the Convention Center expansion (here’s the 2012 report from LCV).
The most interesting part of this mayoral race for many on the right is to watch the fascinating rift between “progressive” groups. While we’ve realized for some time the LCV is nothing but a front group for the preferences of the Gonzalez siblings, apparently those in the pro-David Alvarez camp are just now coming to the same conclusion. The left-leaning political blog, San Diego Politico, posted about the inconsistencies on the LCV endorsement, specifically noting that Fletcher only received a lifetime score of 48 percent from the group, while Alvarez can boast an 88 percent.
What the blog doesn’t do is take a look at the LCV board members as listed on the group’s website. A quick glance shows that about a third of the members have worked for either Marco Gonzalez or sister Lorena at some point in their careers. I’m pretty confident that includes Livia, Todd, Evan, Lucas, Humberto, and Lorena herself.
It looks like LCV’s credentials as an environmental organization are as flimsy as Fletcher’s as a true liberal. Which, I guess, is a match made in politically expedient heaven.