Rising Star Republican Contemplating Challenge To Dems’ Golden Boy

Fed up with the California governor’s coronavirus policies, San Diego’s Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer says he is “seriously considering” running for governor against Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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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