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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 gay community, and has a plan to combat climate change. He also helped spearhead efforts getting San Diego County to be the only county in the state to see a reduction in homelessness last year.

San Diego was once a reliably conservative city that over the past three decadesmorphed into deep-blue territory, but Faulconer, 53, still managed to win elections where San Diego County Democrats outnumber Republicans by over 240,000.

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