Last week, Republican City Councilman Carl DeMaio made a big announcement that the majority of a new group of independent business leaders had decided to back his mayoral run.
The group, Movement to the Middle, formed last spring after Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher left the Republican Party to become an independent. The business leaders left their political parties as well and created the organization, which endorsed Fletcher. The assemblyman finished third in June’s mayoral primary.
DeMaio used the Movement to the Middle endorsements in a continuing effort to show that he, rather than Democratic opponent Bob Filner, was making bipartisan inroads.