Saturday, October 26, 2013

Nathan Fletcher Breaks Positive Campaign Pledge, Once Again Shifts Position

“And I’m here today to pledge to you today that my campaign will talk about me, my ideas, my vision for the future, and will not attack either of these other two gentlemen, who are fine men who care about our community. I’ll also call on every organization that’s endorsed me to do the same and I will publicly denounce any group affiliated with me that doesn’t do that because you deserve a campaign about the future of our city.” – Nathan Fletcher, September 27, 2013

October 25, 2013, SAN DIEGO – On September 27, 2013, during the Spirit of the Barrio debate in Barrio Logan, Nathan Fletcher pledged to run a campaign focused on issues and to denounce any attacks made by any group affiliated with him.

Less than one month later, Fletcher and his supporters have had another change of heart. Fletcher supporters sent out a political mailer attacking both his main opponents. The mailer goes after Councilmember David Alvarez for being a Democrat and Kevin Faulconer for being a Republican, yet Fletcher has not lived up to his pledge and denounced the attack. Fletcher used to be a conservative Republican and now he’s trying to run as a Democrat.

“He can’t even keep his own campaign pledges. It’s getting difficult to keep up with all of Fletcher’s position changes,” said Gabriel Solmer. “One thing is clear, Fletcher will say or do anything to get elected, including breaking his own word.”

What’s most interesting about the mailer is that it attacks Alvarez for being a Democrat. Ironically, Fletcher also sought the San Diego County Democratic Party’s endorsement, but Democratic Central Committee members couldn’t overlook his conservative record in the California State Assembly. The mailer in question was clearly not targeted to registered Democrats.

“I’m proud to be a Democrat and I’m proud to be supported by working families. If Nathan Fletcher believes supporting Democratic positions is a problem, he should stand up and let that be known to ALL voters. I will continue to run a campaign focused on the issues important to San Diego voters,” Alvarez said. "I promise to always keep my word and to not make any empty promises."

Alvarez has run a positive campaign highlighting his platform of creating jobs, investing in neighborhoods, and rebuilding the middle class. He’s been consistent on his platform since the campaign started and will continue to be throughout the remainder of the race.

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