San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer said Friday he will serve the remainder of his term, dashing the hopes of many Republicans who viewed him as their strongest contender in next year’s governor’s race.
“I’m honored that so many across our state are strongly encouraging me to run for governor,” he said in a statement ahead of the holiday weekend. “However, my first commitment is to San Diego.”
Faulconer had long maintained that he wouldn’t run for governor, despite popping up in polls as the leading Republican contender to advance beyond next June’s primary.
He knows that the California Republican Party is a dead man walking.
Faulconer’s claim to fame is that he won the mayor’s office in a special election to replace disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner and cruised to re-election last year.
Beating a sex-pervert psychopath isn’t all that impressive, and it certainly doesn’t put you in the upper echelon of California politics.
California Republicans…you’re still losers.
Source: The Sacramento Bee