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If anyone expected Nathan Fletcher to a fade away after an unsuccessful bid for mayor, they were wrong. Earlier this week, Fletcher's decision to quit the GOP and turn independent was mentioned in yet another article in the New York Times.

Now, Fletcher will be teaming up with the San Diego Police Officers Association to hold a fundraiser for the victims in the Aurora shootings. On Sunday, Fletcher will appear at a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" at the Ultrastar Theatre in Mission Valley. The proceeds from the event will go to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund.

"While it's hard to make sense of this senseless tragedy, we can do our part to help the victims and families," reads a statement from Fletcher posted on his campaign website.

Tickets for the event start at $25.

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Visduh July 27, 2012 @ 1:27 p.m.

What goes with this guy? Someone is in the process of boosting his visibility and name-recognition, and for some reason. That reason is that he's being groomed for a try at higher office. But higher office means a partisan election, and he's now proudly and almost defiantly non-partisan/independent. Just what's cooking Nate?

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monaghan July 27, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m.

Nothing good is cooking, Visduh.

But self-promotion in the wake of unspeakable tragedy is apparently Nathan Fletcher's cup of tea -- and it doesn't matter if it happens in his Assembly District or the Rocky Mountain State of Colorado.When opportunity knocks, Nathan responds.

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mridolf July 28, 2012 @ 9:14 p.m.

Or, he could be just as disturbed as the rest of us, and wonders how in the world can he (or we) possibly do anything positive in this tragedy. Since the shooter is one of San Diego's spawns, I'd think we could do something. Anything.

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jv333 July 30, 2012 @ 9:59 p.m.

Yes....that was/is part of Nathan's rationale .... He worked in a movie theater while in high school ....and was inspired by one of the survivors who was a veteran...who said as soon as he got out of the hospital he was going back to that same theater and was going to sit in the same seat....

Nathan is out of office in December so he certainly was not using this as a campaign vehicle. This may be difficult for the commenters above to accept...but Nathan Fletcher is a thoroughly decent human being....

To those who use their notoriety for good ... Good for them!! I attended and gladly donated to the CO victims ... I encourage you to do the same. www.givingfirst.org .... Look for the Aurora Victims Relief Fund ...

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