Former Republican Nathan Fletcher takes some flak in run-up to county supervisor election (from iheartnathan.com
The entrance of GOP ex–district attorney Bonnie Dumanis into next year’s race for the District 4 seat on the county board of supervisors being vacated by Ron Roberts has coincided with the advent of a website called I Heart Nathan, devoted to bashing Nathan Fletcher, widely regarded as the Democrat to beat in the race.
“Nathan worked for 15 years as a paid Republican political operative — as Executive Director of the State Republican Party, senior staff to corrupt Congressman Duke Cunningham, and even two terms as an elected conservative in the State Assembly. And Nathan, always eager to please, was staunchly pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-gun, and anti-union in the State Assembly. It made him the darling of the Republicans.
“But then Nathan ran for Mayor in a Democratic city. And a life lived as a conservative Republican in a town with many more Democratic voters wasn’t convenient for his path to power. So after losing the GOP endorsement to a pro-gay marriage candidate, Nathan bolted the party...and joined the Democratic Establishment. He even divorced his powerful Republican wife and married a powerful Democratic wife. His conversion was complete.
“And now Nathan is back… his star rising again with the help of a pliant Democratic Establishment who is passing over a Latina and two African Americans who have been loyal Democrats their entire lives.”
According to a note at the bottom of the website, the county Republican Party is funding the online endeavor.