We’re in the process of putting together an in-depth story a part of mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher’s resume that doesn’t get talked about all that much: the short time he worked for the now-disgraced and jailed Congressman Duke Cunningham.
To our surprise, tucked into his correspondence with us about Fletcher, Cunningham offered his thoughts on another high-profile candidate: Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich.
In a letter to Gingrich, Cunningham says: “Newt, a voice out of the past. Down but not out and still fighting.” He goes on to promise the support of 80 percent of his fellow inmates, if only they could vote. “They might not be able to but their extended families will,” he writes. The former congressman, jailed on corruption charges, suggests that he can help Gingrich with “prison and justice reform, if wanted.” You can read Liam Dillon’s story on it here and the entire letter here.
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