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The Lincoln Club is not letting up on their attack on mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher. The conservative pro-business political organization has launched a separate campaign whose mission is to slam Fletcher in hopes of steering voters to their candidate of choice, Kevin Faulconer.

Campaign disclosures reveal The Lincoln Club is taking their attack to the internet creating an anti-Fletcher website and launching a social media campaign targeting the former GOP state assemblyman turned Democratic candidate for mayor.

On October 10, the group spent $2,550 on social media and $5,500 on creation and hosting of a website.

The expenditure is in addition to the $31,330 that the Lincoln Club paid to Santa Ana firm Bieber Communications and Burbank-based Political Data Inc. on mailers accusing Fletcher, an employee of Qualcomm of being bought and paid for by company executives and the Jacobs family.

Read the mailers:

2011: As a Sacramento politician, Fletcher was the “lead negotiator” to get Qualcomm a multimillion dollar tax break.

2012: Qualcomm asked Fletcher to help increase taxes on their competitors by $1 Billion. Fletcher provided the critical vote.

2013: Qualcomm gave Fletcher a “$400,000 no-show job.”

Now: Qualcomm executives are raising big money for Fletcher’s campaign.

The attack didn't sit well with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. He sent a letter to Chair of the Lincoln Club, William Lynch, demanding an apology be made for the slanderous attack on his company and employee.

"I was outraged to learn that the Lincoln Club of San Diego – a supposedly pro-business political group – would fund a political hit piece that unfairly and incorrectly attacks one of San Diego’s largest employers," wrote Jacobs."

"Qualcomm has always worked with politicians from all parties to help advance policies that build a stronger nation, state and city. Republicans, Democrats, Independents – if people have a good idea we want to work with them. Is the Lincoln Club so desperate and out of constructive ideas that they are resorting to attacks on private employers, forsaking their supposed principles and lying to serve a political agenda? I demand a full apology and a retraction of this slanderous attack on our company and its more than 13,000 local employees."

The anti-Fletcher website is sure to be popping up as the election nears, as are more mailers.

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Comments

Visduh Oct. 11, 2013 @ 8:48 p.m.

So son of Jacobs, Paul, "demands" an apology and retraction. Lots of luck, dude. Sue them for slander, and you might stand a chance, or . . . you might have to prove that Qualcomm is as pure as the driven snow, a difficult task indeed. Worse yet, in discovery you might have to bare your corporate and personal souls to the public. No, the election will be decided long before any sort of judicial order comes down.

Irwin, the father, wants to be king of SD, and to do that he's bought a candidate whom all should shun. But somehow Fletcher has credibility. So, it will turn out that this election is between two plutocrats, both aging and likely dotty, with millions to burn. Anybody stopped to think who the candidate of the people is? It isn't Fletch, and it isn't Faulconer. If the voters living in SD think of what they both stand for, they wouldn't vote for either one, and probably wouldn't go for Alvarez either. Only leaves one other choice, doesn't it?

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Yankeedoodle Oct. 13, 2013 @ 7:25 a.m.

Visduh: In the first round, I am voting for Aguirre.

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