Julie Thunder’s former political ally Phil Graham says that she lacks integrity, moral clarity, and leadership skills. When Thunder's business partner Mark Muir commissioned 47,000 illegal robocalls to smear Graham with false allegations (to benefit Muir's wife's campaign for 76th State Assembly), Thunder sided with her business partner and told Graham to pound sand. Julie Thunder had no issues with Muir's unethical and illegal conduct... which tells us something important about Thunder.
Thunder made an egregious false claim about Catherine Blakespear in a public statement, violating her Clean Campaign Pledge in the process. When she got caught, she defended her original false claim with another false statement. Two lies don't add up to the truth.
Julie Thunder continues to be a wolf in sheep's clothing, posing as a centrist independent while she benefits from a network of right-wing power players (like her campaign treasurer who founded a "Build the Wall" PAC, an army of Republican donors and allies, right-wing activists who are actively working to elect her, a PAC funded by gun owners and the BIA that attacks her opponent, and the Executive Director of the San Diego Gun Owners PAC, among others).
Thunder has been a long-time Republican and changed her voter registration from "Republican" to "No Party Preference" right before announcing her candidacyto hide her partisan affiliation. Thunder has a long history of supporting Republican candidates at all levels, including tireless efforts to get them elected.