LOS ANGELES TIMES: A GOP governor in California is a long shot. But this year proved anything is possible
No Republican can be elected to statewide office in California, right? Everyone knows that. The tarnished GOP brand repels voters.
But that’s not quite as certain an axiom as it was before last month’s election.
And termed-out moderate Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer, 53, of San Diego seems intent on testing the conventional wisdom by challenging Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s expected reelection bid in 2022.
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