Donna Frye, the angel of San Diego’s environmentalists and eco-savy surfers, has come out and endorsed Bob Filner for San Diego mayor. Donna told Voice of San Diego that she is not running for the office. Frye’s endorsement should help Filner, as now the deck is cleared for him to run for the office as the only known Democrat.
Frye coming out for Bob raises another question that some are bold to ask:
Where are the other big-name Democrats and why haven’t they come out to endorse Filner?
People like former Member of Congress Lynn Schenk (she endorsed Bonnie early on), Assemblymembers Toni Atkins, Marty Block and Ben Hueso, as well as former Assemblymember Howard Wayne, and San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria?
Here’s Liam Dillon’s article from today:
by Liam Dillon / Voice of San Diego / November 4, 2011
Former San Diego City Councilwoman Donna Frye has definitively ruled out a run for mayor in 2012 and endorsed Democratic candidate Bob Filner.
Frye, a Democrat who failed twice to win the city’s top job, wasn’t expected to try for a third time. But she has a history of last-minute candidacies and, in previous statements, had left the door open to a potential bid. Now, the door is closed.
“I am not running for mayor,” she said in an email to me.
Instead, Frye said she will endorse Filner, a congressman and the lone major Democrat in the race.
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