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San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher has landed an endorsement
from Governor Jerry Brown. The former state Assemblyman known for his work on
Chelsea's Law is vying to replace Bob Filner, who resigned in disgrace in
August. Brown says Fletcher is a solid leader who brings people together to get
things done. Fletcher is a Democrat, though the mayor's seat is technically
nonpartisan. A special election is set for November 19th.
Two of Fletcher's top opponents are also touting key support. Councilman
David Alvarez is being endorsed by the San Diego Unified School District
Board of Education President John Lee Evans and three other board members. He
is also a Democrat and one of two city councilmen in the running. The other,
Kevin Faulconer, rolled out his first televised campaign advertisement this
week, featuring ex-Mayor Jerry Sanders' support. Faulconer is a Republican.