Speaking of Ron Fowler, the voluble Del Mar resident spent a total of $35,224 on campaign contributions during the first half of this year, according to a major donor statement filed with the California secretary of state’s office. The bulk of the money — $25,000 — went to San Diegans for Nathan Fletcher, a group backing the failed mayoral candidacy of the GOP-turned-independent San Diego assemblyman. Fowler gave $5000 to the National Beer Wholesalers Association Political Action Committee and $3224 to the California Beer and Beverage Distributors Community Affairs Fund. One thousand each went to Democratic assemblyman Jared Huffman’s bid for Congress and the successful reelection effort of Sonoma County supervisor Efren Carrillo. Both men represent districts including or near Santa Rosa, where Fowler’s Liquid Investments owns the Mesa Beverage Company.