GOP recall candidate says he wants Californians to get vaccinated, but he wouldn't require it
Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer campaigns for governor of California at Slapfish restaurant on Friday, April 24, 2021 in Huntington Beach, California. - Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and his family are vaccinated against the coronavirus — but he wouldn’t mandate it for anyone if he were governor of California, he said in an interview with McClatchy’s California editorial boards on Friday. Faulconer, a Republican running to replace Gov. Gavin Newsom, has worked to paint himself as the pragmatic, “solutions-oriented” candidate that voters across the political spectrum can support on Sept. 14. When it comes to addressing the state’s rising COVID-19 cases, Faulconer said he is a “strong proponent of educating, not man...