Julie Thunder is endorsed by Vote Conservative San Diego and the right-wing Executive Director of the Gun Owners PAC.
Thunder's campaign treasurer Briana Baleskie also works for Republican D3 Supervisor Kristin Gaspar (and Briana is a co-founder of a Trumper "Build the Wall" PAC.
Thunder is a long-time Republican who changed her voter registration to "No Party Preference" just before announcing for mayor, a cynical move designed to deceive.
Most of Thunder's donors are Republicans.
Thunder associates with Crista Curtis and Kim Spada Morris, two right-wing activists (one is a COVID-denier who led a mob of right-wing protesters to the mayor's personal residence, the other fights against projects to help the homeless).
Thunder continues to attend Republican events like luncheons with the Republican Women of Del Mar
Thunder endorsed and worked tirelessly to elect Republican politicians at all levels in past years, including Kristin Gaspar (Republican Supervisor), Paul Gaspar (mayor), Mark Muir (City Council), Phil Graham (City Council), and others.
Julie Thunder has worked hard to hide her partisan affiliaton.