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Fmr. San Diego Mayor Faulconer decries Dem proposal to breach privacy of petition signers in Calif.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor and republican candidate for California Governor Kevin Faulconer speaks during a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Kevin Faulconer held a news conference in front of a San Francisco high school to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen schools in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor and republican candidate for California Governor Kevin Faulconer speaks during a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Kevin Faulconer held a news conference in front of a San Francisco high school to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen schools in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer spoke during a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer criticized California’s ruling Democrats for their attempts to erode citizens’ right to privacy.

In a statement on Tuesday, Faulconer decried a bill that would publicize the names and contact information of citizens who sign political petitions.

The former mayor said Democrats are trying to undermine the petition to recall failed Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.), which has already gathered over 2 million signatures.

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 16: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a a news conference about the state's efforts on the homelessness crisis on January 16, 2020 in Oakland, California. Newsom was joined by Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to announce that Oakland will receive 15 unused FEMA trailers for the city to use as temporary housing and as mobile health and social services clinics for the homeless. Newsom signed on executive order on January 8 to deploy 100 trailers and crisis response teams to areas in need across the state.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 16: California Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke during a a news conference on January 16, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

 

Faulconer is seen as the leading Republican candidate to become California’s next governor.

He went on to say Democrats are trying to intimidate the Golden State’s voters by giving their private information to political operatives.

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