Politics Report: As Faulconer’s Political Career Lays Dying
Not a good week for the former San Diego mayor. Plus, the city's volunteer real estate adviser was actually a business partner of the city's landlord.
When former Mayor Kevin Faulconer entered the recall race, it seemed like a no-risk play.
Newsom, a Democratic governor in a heavily Democratic state, would probably prevail, but if he didn’t, Faulconer, as the leading Republican candidate, was well positioned to win in a familiar way: by being in the right place during atypical circumstances after the guy ahead of him self destructed. That’s how he became the SDSU president, a councilman and the mayor, as Liam Dillon reported for us back in 2013.
Now that the recall is wrapped, though, it doesn’t really seem like this was a no-risk gambit for Faulconer.
Instead, in his first introduction to voters outside of San Diego, he flopped.