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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer provides a glimmer of hope for a Republican revival in California

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer provides a glimmer of hope for a Republican revival in California

San Diego’s mild-mannered mayor, Kevin Faulconer, appears destined to cruise to a second term, a notable achievement for a Republican politician who took the helm of this Democratic city just two years ago.

That means Republicans are looking at Faulconer, a former public relations executive and two-time City Council member, as someone with a strong political future within a state Republican Party in desperate need of bright spots.

The Los Angeles Times sat down with the mayor for a brief chat inside San Diego City Hall on Monday to discuss a variety of...

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