Former San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who came in third among opponents of the recall, said the election was distorted by the country’s partisan politics.
Faulconer launched a campaign for the governor in 2022 when the call election signing campaign forced early elections and attracted public attention.
“This recall showed that if we continued to focus on Gavin Newsom, we could beat him,” Newsom told San Diego supporters. “But what we have clearly seen is that the focus of this election has changed to national politics and personality.”
He said Californians really want affordable housing, homeless solutions, public safety, wildfire protection, and a reliable water supply.
Faulconer said that California’s state-wide victory would have to go through an additional process of bringing together Republicans, Democrats, and independents, and vowed to fight for it.
“I’m not part of the circus. I’m the guy who comes to end the circus,” he said.
“It was Round 1 tonight, and there’s more,” he concluded, hinting at a 2022 run.
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