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Nathan Fletcher considering a run for Duncan Hunter’s Congressional seat

Surprise news from Former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, in the form an overnight announcement — not unlike the way he broke the news five years ago to nearly the exact day that he was leaving the Republican Party.

Local political insiders considered Fletcher a sure candidate for San Diego County Supervisor next year, with incumbent Greg Cox term-limited out of the District 1 seat at the end of 2018.

A number of Democrats are considering a run for Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter’s seat, but Fletcher is arguably the highest profile among them.

From Blue State Consultants…

Former Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher is formally exploring a run for the 50th California Congressional District, currently held by incumbent Duncan Hunter.

“I’ve been encouraged by many supporters to run for Congress,” said Fletcher. “I’m lining up significant support and doing outreach at this time. As a decorated, combat Marine, I fit the 50th District perfectly.”

Fletcher’s former Assembly seat overlaps a good portion of the 50th Congressional District.

For more information, contact Jennifer G. Zales at (619) 867-5309 or


Admin note: Several people have contacted us, seriously, to say that Fletcher had planned on running for Ron Roberts’ seat in 2018 and that Greg Cox is termed out in 2020. We are encouraging people to seek clarity with the contact person in the release, Jenny Jenny at 867-5309. Seriously.

Additional Admin note: Do you still not get the date?

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