Local news reporter Matt Potter says that 2012 Mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher sees the writing on the wall and has filed offically, as of August 20, 2013, to take another run at the San Diego Mayor's office, according to the SanDiegoReader. Potter cites the city clerk's office for the Fletcher filing.
Fletcher has morphed "... from Republican to Independent to Democrat in the space of about a year," according to the story, and this early filing permits Fletcher to immediately begin fundraising.
Fletcher previously ran in 2012 and came in behind Filner and Carl DeMaio.
According to Fletcher's own press release in January on his website, the former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher has been employed by Qualcomm as Senior Director of Corporate Development since December 2, 2012.
Political insiders are expected to be backing Fletcher, according to the Reader story, and that would include "... La Jolla billionaire and Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, who recently gave big money to Hillary Clinton's putative presidential bid, Fletcher has changed from Republican to Independent to Democrat in the space of about a year."