San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed makes no secret of his distaste for the union-aligned sentiments of some City Council members. And while he may or may not have beat the bushes for challengers in the upcoming election, rumors suggesting just that may have something to them. This weekend Reed will open his home to host a campaign kick-off fundraiser for Tam Truong, the San Jose police detective who favors pension overhaul like the mayor and is challenging Kansen Chu in District 4. Truong has ruffled several feathers since announcing his candidacy. First, there was loose talk that Reed and Vice Mayor Madison Nguyen pressed Truong to run for the seat and that Nguyen has a close relationship with Truong’s wife. (Both are untrue, Nguyen says. The second even more so since Truong isn’t married.) Then there was the dust-up over a Vietnamese-flag-raising ceremony at City Hall that sent Chu sideways and prompted his mass email criticizing Nguyen for politicizing a city event. (City Attorney Rich Doyle says the public introduction of Truong fell short of violating a city ordinance.) Nguyen email-volleyed back with a sexism charge for Chu’s failure to call out Reed in his missive (she and the mayor co-sponsored the event). There is now word that Councilmember and former cop Pete Constant and Nguyen are throwing their support behind Truong, and both will be making an appearance at the mayor’s shindig. Since Truong is basing his campaign around pension reform. Nguyen, meanwhile, is on maternity leave after she popped out her first child a week ahead of the Valentine’s Day due date, but that might not stop her from showing up. Reed has been busy. During the Super Bowl, some of his former donors report that they received an email asking them to throw their financial support behind Pierluigi Oliverio, who is defending his District 6 seat against labor’s candidate, Steve Kline.