Newsom is up for reelection in 2022. Faulconer, a moderate Republican, did not run for reelection in 2020 and is finishing his final weeks as mayor of California’s second-most populous city.
“We need leadership — right now,” Faulconer told Politico on Thursday. “People are angry … and rightfully so.”
Matt Awbrey, Faulconer’s strategic advisor confirmed his considerations to Fox News. “Mayor Faulconer has received an outpouring of encouragement to shakeup Sacramento, and is strongly considering running for Governor of California,” he said.
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