By Michael R. Blood
AP Political Writer 

Former San Diego mayor signals possible run for governor


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 5:32pm

Kevin Faulconer

AP photo/Chris Carlson, file photo

In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer speaks during the California Republican fall convention in Indian Wells.

Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer established a political committee Monday, Jan. 4, to begin raising money for a possible run for governor, kicking off what could be a tumultuous year in California politics as Gov. Gavin Newsom faces the threat of a recall election.

In a brief statement on Twitter, the moderate Republican who served two terms in the Democratic-leaning city said there is "no better way to ring in the new year than taking the first step in turning around California."

Faulconer stopped short of formally declaring his candidacy, but the formation of the committee will allo...

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