Kevin Faulconer, the former GOP mayor of San Diego, has announced he will run for governor in hopes of challenging California’s current governor Gavin Newsom when he runs for reelection.
The announcement came at a public school that has been shuttered by Newsom’s policies which is located next to a private school that remains open.
According to Fox News:
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday formally threw his name in the ring to replace Gavin Newsom as governor of California, becoming the first major Republican to challenge the Democrat who is facing a growing recall threat over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at a public elementary school in Los Angeles where schools remain closed — Faulconer spoke of Sacramento’s failed leadership and the need to get kids back in school.
“It’s become the land of broken promises. And the promise breaker and chief is Gavin Newsom,” Faulconer said after arriving by bus to announce his run for governor.
“Governor Newsom has botched the basics during this crisis. Millions of our public school children are being left behind. He’s unable to give unemployment to Californians while racking up $31 billion in fraud,” Faulconer said. “And our great state is one of the slowest at distributing life-saving vaccines. His continuous failures are an immediate hazard to the state of California, and he must be replaced.”
Faulconer also mentioned the exodus of businesses from the state and his desire to stop that from happening.