Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Faulconer wins mayor's race

Boy, talk about coming out of left field.  There have been NO articles on Google News that have talked about him or the race in San Diego.  At least, not in the first 5 or 6 pages when googling under "california".  I find that strange. And...predictable.

Republican City Councilman Kevin Faulconer won a decisive victory over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez in the San Diego mayor’s race Tuesday, signaling a new chapter for the city after the scandal-plagued tenure of former Mayor Bob Filner.

Faulconer had 54.5 percent compared to Alvarez’s 45.5 percent of the vote with all precincts reporting.

A Faulconer victory breathes new life into the local Republican Party by restoring its control of the Mayor’s Office that its candidates have occupied for much of the past four decades. Faulconer also becomes the only Republican mayor of a top 10 U.S. city, making him one of the party’s highest-profile leaders in the state.

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