Anyone who watches as much tv as I do was bound to see ads this election season for Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher. There were a good number of them, and on broadcast. Fletcher is in a safe Republican seat so I couldn’t figure out what he was doing. Then it hit me a few days ago: Fletcher can’t use the money he raises for his state elections in city elections (the state allows corporate contributions, the city does not). In essence, these were the first ads of the 2012 Mayor’s race.