SAN DIEGO -- Matt Romney, son of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, said Friday that he would not be a candidate to succeed San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
In an email to Los Angeles Times political reporter Maeve Reston, Romney said he had been asked "by some friends in the local R [Republican] party to consider running and not dismiss it out of hand.
"Out of respect for them, I agreed not to rule it out until today after allowing for some discussions. It's now safe to say that I will not run for mayor."
Romney, 41, is senior vice president for capital markets at Excel Trust Inc. His...