Reaction to Fletcher's Departure from GOP

Social media response to mayoral candidate's decision to run as independent

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    Nathan Fletcher announced he is leaving the Republican Party and running as an independent candidate.

    Assemblyman and Mayoral Candidate Nathan Fletcher threw a wrench in the San Diego mayoral race Wednesday morning by announcing that he was leaving the GOP and running as an independent.

    The news came as a surprise to most voters following the mayoral race, and caused a stir among both Republicans and Democrats.

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    Here's a collection of those responses, taken from social media sites.