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SJV SUN: San Diego Mayor Faulconer, Newsom’s top antagonist, tackles the COVID crisis and 2022

If there’s a chief antagonist to Gov. Gavin Newsom amid a global pandemic, it’s likely San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Newsom’s lengthy, regular briefings on the coronavirus pandemic combined with shifting edicts that have affected vast swaths of the California economy in the name of public health have regularly been met with pithy letters, tweets, […]

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THE HILL: Former San Diego mayor to consider run for governor

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer (R) will explore a run against California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), he announced on Twitter Monday morning. Faulconer, 53, left office last month after serving for six years. A relative centrist, he represents the Republican Party’s best chance of electing a governor in a state that has turned increasingly blue over the last decade… Click […]

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FOX NEWS: America’s Newsroom: San Diego mayor slams Newsom’s coronavirus lockdowns…

The Republican mayor of San Diego,  Kevin Faulconer, called out Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday over the growing frustration in the state newly imposed coronavirus restrictions, telling Fox News there is “no science behind” the orders. “We get new executive orders with no science behind it, and so when you see this new order that says, for example, we’re going to […]

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WASHINGTON TIMES: San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer could be California’s first GOP governor since Schwarzenegger

Kevin Faulconer may not be your typical Republican, but he might be just the guy to help the GOP retake the governor’s mansion in California for the first time in a decade. The San Diego mayor, who is on his way out of office after two terms, is pro-abortion rights, a vocal supporter of the […]

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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 […]

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