WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the San Diego Mayoral Race.
"Congratulations to Kevin Faulconer on winning the San Diego mayor's race, and congratulations to the people of San Diego for choosing a proven Republican leader," said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.
"I'm confident Kevin will be a mayor for all of San Diego. He will restore people's trust in the city government, and he will uphold the principles of fiscal responsibility and ethical leadership.
"The RNC was proud to work with the California Republican Party to help them implement our new national strategy of precinct-based organizing and targeting low propensity voters. We were able to provide them with a data-driven playbook to guide their turnout strategy, and Hispanic engagement staff talked with voters in precincts where the county party and local candidates hadn't been in a long time.
"Nationwide, Republicans have made a commitment to grow our party in urban areas and in states Democrats take for granted. Kevin's victory shows that commitment is paying off. We will take the lessons learned from this race and apply them in races up-and-down the ballot this year. If President Obama and Governor Brown can't convince voters to support a Democrat in a large city in California, the Democrats' prospects for November don't look good."
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