Rumors have assemblyman Nathan Fletcher running for mayor. So why is he raising money for an assembly campaign?
Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, said to be interested in running to replace the termed-out Jerry Sanders as San Diego mayor next year, continued to collect thousands of dollars in his state campaign committee, Fletcher for Assembly. During the three months ending March 29, the Republican picked up $1000 each from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which has a big stake in the proposed takeover of the track and fairgrounds by the city of Del Mar that’s being sponsored by Democratic state senator Christine Kehoe; the L.A. law firm of Manatt Phelps; and the Miami offices of national law firm giant Greenberg Traurig, to which the city of San Diego paid $500,000 last year for consulting work on Sanders’s ultimately failed bid to sell off the Miramar Landfill. Other donations included $2600 from Blue Shield of California. Fletcher’s committee paid back two June 2007 loans to his campaign totaling $7200 made by ex–GOP state senator James Brulte’s board of equalization campaign fund, according to the filing.