San Diego mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher faces an obvious question as he gears up to run in the Nov. 19 special election to replace Bob Filner: Who are you?
Twice in the last 14 months, Fletcher, a former assemblyman and 2012 mayoral candidate, switched political parties. First, in the thick of the last election, Fletcher went from Republican to independent. Then in May, he became a Democrat.
We’ve put together an interactive timeline of Fletcher’s political history from 2001 to the present focusing on his boldest positions and endorsements. Some highlights:
• March 12, 2007: Signs Grover Norquist’s anti-tax pledge, considered a litmus test for Republicans and a bugbear for Democrats. Five years later, Fletcher said he wouldn’t sign it again.