Things I Think About the June Primary

CHAPTER 15 | SD10: I think the MugshotMary Web site is despicable and totally deaf to half the electorate. I think a woman in the 10th District is nuts to pull the lever for Bob Wieckowski…I think Hayashi has consistently said sorry for her transgression three years ago. What else is she supposed to do other than beg on bended knee?…I think Mary Hayashi should be given a second chance and the clamoring against her is due, in most part, to Democratic leaders in Alameda County and her former counterparts in the Assembly who see an opportunity to pay her back for her rough style of politics…I think Bob Wieckowski is way too prone to saying goofy things in public and it’s going to bite him in the ass, especially if Hayashi is his general election opponent. If she’s not, nobody will pay much attention to this race.

CA15: I think this race will again feature a candidate making a bevy of unforced errors. This time it will be Rep. Eric Swalwell, but it still might not be enough. I think Swalwell is already a product of Washington. I think he looks, sounds (I will not, must not…) and surrounds himself with a Beltway-like entourage of West Wing wannabes. I think if he wins re-election, he will never be stopped until hubris overwhelms him into thinking one day he can run for U.S. Senate as a conservative Democrat…I think most people who have watched State Sen. Ellen Corbett over the years know never to count her out. She won unwinnable races for San Leandro mayor and the State Senate and could be the comeback kid, again…I think Corbett needs to show more sense of urgency, craft a line of attack and beat it like a drum. Eric lies, Eric lies, Eric lies, and when he does lie from here to November, it only reinforces the meme.

CA17: I think Rep. Mike Honda needs to smile, tell a joke and memorize some snazzy bite-sized quotes. I think if he doesn’t, voters are going to interpret it as Honda being tired and worn out. I think his downfall might include mispronouncing a Web app or saying “Hitamel,” instead of HTML. Intense mocking from nerds in Silicon Valley will be unmerciful…I think Ro Khanna has done his homework and it shows every time he speaks about his vision for the future… I think more than anything else, the rapidly-growing South Asian community in the newer sections of the 17th District would love to have an Indian American in Congress. Wouldn’t you, if you belonged to a rising minority?

CA13: I think Rep. Barbara Lee needs to be careful. Her appearance last week on CNN, when she agreed to boosting the state minimum wage to $26 an hour, sounds like Pete Stark-like lunacy to the right…I think the right could turn her into the national caricature for far-left politics…I think she’s the next entrenched East Bay Democrat to go, but not yet. I think the Swalwell-Stark race spooked everybody and Lee will be the first smart one and retire on her own. I think most people think Assemblymember Rob Bonta is now Lee’s heir apparent, but what if an upstart with potential rises? I think Bonta won’t be like Corbett or Khanna and wait his turn.

AD16: I think Steve Glazer is an impressive candidate and the Contra Costa County Assembly district seems perfect for him, but…I think Glazer won’t get anything done in Sacramento. Who is he going to caucus with? He’ll be a pariah…I think Tim Sbranti is an excellent mayor for Dublin, but I’m really surprised by how much he seems out of his league in the race, the same with Newell Arnerich.

AD15: I think Elizabeth Echols needs a shot of adrenaline, followed by a personality transfusion…It think Tony Thurmond is the polar opposite, but it’s really, really hard to image any of these candidates taking the oath of office in December. It’s almost like nobody in the entire Assembly district cared to run.

Hayward mayor: Halliday, Salinas, Zermento

HAYWARD MAYOR: I think Hayward residents should not register a vote for mayor and punching a vote for Rakesh Kumar Christian is not a protest vote, either. I think there is not much difference between the three council members running for mayor, anyway.

HAYWARD CITY COUNCIL: I think candidates Rodney Loche and Julie McKillop, if elected, will vote against city employee’s interests just like the current council…I think McKillop, in particular, is fooling people into thinking she’s open-minded. She’s part of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, the cauldron of everything wrong in Hayward…I think re-electing Councilmmeber Marvin Peixoto, despite his anti-worker vote, and adding Sara Lamnin is the optimum result for Hayward.

ALAMEDA COUNTY MEASURE AA: I think this is the most important decision on the entire ballot. I think most people realize how important the reauthorization of funding for the Alameda Health System hospitals is to the well-being of struggling residents…I think the funding for hospitals and the county’s attention to health care for undocumented immigrants is the prime reason you should be proud to live here.

EVERYTHING ELSE: I think voters should leave the following races blank: Alameda County Supervisor (Wilma Chan, Richard Valle); Alameda County Sheriff, District Attorney. All are running unopposed. This isn’t a choice, it’s asking for a coronation…I think the East Bay’s own Betty Yee would be good at doing whatever a state controller does…I think voting by mail is convenient, but you might want to wait until Election Day to cast your ballot. You never know what might go down in the next three weeks.



Categories: Barbara Lee, Bob Wieckowski, Campaign Insider, Ellen Corbett, Eric Swalwell, Hayward, hospitals, HUSD, June primary, Mary Hayashi, Mike Honda, Ro Khanna, Steve Glazer, Tim Sbranti

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  1. @11:59 for AD20 Sean Wilson or Anu Natarajan??? Really those people are very flimsy morons and by your endorsement of those two sounds to me that you are not exactly mentally all there. What is wrong with Patino and Reynoso? If Reynoso was not in the race I would vote for Patino. I have been following Reynoso for a couple of years and from what I have seen on TV in those school board meetings, Reynoso is the only politician in this area that I know of has lots of courage to go after the establishment. Thank goodness Reynoso is now an independent. I will vote Rep only if I have to.
    For Hayward I will vote for Peixoto and leave rest blank.
    Sppervisors race – Valle's race – blank for too flimsy
    SD10- either Audie or Hayashi since both can do good, Reed is ok but not my favorite. Weickoski too slimy.
    Congress- Corbet for being a survivor, Swalwell a big NO for too much pandering
    Bill Harrison is a joke for Fremont.

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  2. Here’s what I think:

    -Bob Wieckowski will win. He's the last man standing that actually has some brains, ingenuity, and integrity in all of this. He’s tenacious for the things he cares about. He’s not a politician, and he’s not a sell out.

    -Steve: You have completely blown the legitimacy of this blog by lending your pseudo-endorsement to Mary Hayashi. Not only are you aware of the fact that she comes with legal liabilities, but you are also aware of the fact that she subscribes to a “pay to play” mentality in Sacramento. Not to mention that you have been hot on the trail of her own affair with her former Chief Consultant. Why you haven't reported on those other ingredients for disaster, god only knows. Can you disclose whether or not Pulliam/Hayashi have contributed monetarily to your blog?

    -Bill Quirk's race is unfortunate. We all realize we made a mistake by supporting him over Jennifer Ong. I hope Sean Wilson or Anu Natarajan run to replace that clown.

    -Eric Swalwell is smart, nimble, resilient, and he will win. He's done great so far, and will only continue to impress.

    -Mike Honda has served us well, and should continue to serve. Ro Khanna thinks he can buy this race. So what? He's got a few million. He bought some good campaign tacticians. And he and his crew bought access to your blog.
    (We didn't know that you accepted donations, and in return, grant access and slant to your stories).

    -Hayward Mayor should be Mark Salinas. He's quite capable, he brings new energy, and he's one hell of a campaigner. He didn't need Democrats, Public Safety, or Labor the first time around.

    -I'm torn on Hayward Council. There is no real talent in that field. The democratic candidates are ho-hum. Sara is nice, but hasn't found her voice yet. Rocky lacks substance and presence, and only sees this as a short-term stop.
    -Raj Salwan should not believe that he is so precious, that he is beyond being discussed on this blog. Those of us that enjoy Tavares and follow his stories are all “insiders”. So what, Raj? You're opportunistic, and you double-deal on a few of your loyal friends. What's the big whoop?

    -Who cares anymore about Torrico or who he sleeps with? He's gone. And no one out there is surprised that he was cheating on his wife. His devout religious facade is only to repair his image. Torrico was ineffective and now represents oil and pharmaceutical companies at his lobbying firm, where apparently his wife works with him on a daily basis.

    -And who hasn't wanted to take a swipe at Tahmasbi? In every sense of the word. I'm guessing dozens. Tavares exaggerated the events, but he turned out to be onto something last year, because apparently this year we've all been graced with the sequel to the saga. Obviously something else went down if she was going to court to get protection from the Torricos. Who knows, and who cares? She's gone too. More relevant were the fights she took on, too big, against too many. Some thought her style of campaigning was way too aggressive.

    -Someone earlier asked, “Who is Dr. Japra”. He is a lot of things. Most importantly for this discussion here, he seems to be one of the largest benefactors to the East Bay Citizen.

    -Roman Reed. We used to have great respect for you and your coalition for Stem Cell Research. But then you decided to turn against a man who has been one of your greatest champions for over 4 years. You actually agreed to be used as a pawn in a cheap scheme of revenge and retribution. All that said, we really hope you jump into the race for Fremont City Council. You would make an excellent Councilmember, given your record on the Fremont Planning Commission, and your commitment to the city of Fremont.

    -And lastly, Bill Harrison rocks. He has been great for Fremont, the Democratic Party, for Public Safety, and for building bridges. But Anu WAS right about a lot of things. So let’s give credit where credit is due.

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  3. regarding the above post: I am not letting u silence me. Is there something there u don't want ppl to know?. Why do u keep deleting it? Is something striking a nerve?? everyone deserves a say.

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  4. troll @12:46 it is more like vomit commentary with out mental abilities as someone critiqued that post earlier.

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  5. How is that post any different than any of the others on this page? U don't agree with it? So what? this opinion, unless someone is hiding something. Why were the photos from the neighborhood market association & their trip to San Diego deleted? Was that to protect a few of ur favs? lol

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  6. @12:51 This entire blog is a troll moron

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  7. 12:46 is a mental midget is right

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  8. Thank you 'SF Chronicle' for choosing our next Assemblyman, CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014, the people's choice!

    Steve Glazer obviously upset Sacramento's status quo. Organized labor groups already have spent nearly $1 million to deny the Orinda councilman election to the state Assembly seat that reaches from east of the Berkeley hills to the Tri-Valley. Their smear campaign against him has been as disingenuous as it is disgusting.

    To a fair-minded voter, the unions' vehemence might seem oddly out of scale in view of the relatively minor policy differences between Glazer and labor's favorite in the race, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, a longtime teacher and coach who once oversaw the California Teachers Association's political action committee.

    There's no doubt that Sbranti would fit in just fine with the Democratic majority at the State Capitol. He's engaging, studied and resolutely party line.

    Glazer is more the maverick who is willing to declare his independence when he sees the party veering from the public interest. One high-profile example was his campaign to prohibit BART strikes on the argument that mass transit is an essential public service and a matter of health and safety.

    Another is his stated willingness to reform the California Environmental Quality Act to curb abuses that have nothing to do with protecting natural resources, such as labor unions using its legal tools to extract concessions or businesses trying to stymie competition.

    Glazer also has refused to answer any questionnaires from groups that do not make their answers public. One of the dirty secrets of California politics is that special interests use these questionnaires to extract private pledges from candidates as a condition of endorsements and campaign contributions.

    While Glazer won't play that game, Sbranti declined our request to see the questionnaires he has filled out.

    Labor has made Glazer's defeat one of its 2014 priorities. It has flooded the district with volunteers and a social media campaign that has attempted to use his work as a consultant to a state Chamber of Commerce political action committee to link him, however flimsily, to Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and other poll-tested villains.

    It doesn't wash.

    In truth, Sbranti has received direct contributions from some of the very sources (Chevron, PG&E, home builders) that are being used against Glazer, who has served as an adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown at various points over more than three decades. The records of both Democrats make plain that neither is going to be a pawn of big business.

    Catharine Baker, a Republican attorney, appears to have a solid chance of making the November runoff against one of the Democrats. She is clearly more deferential to business and further to the right than Glazer or Sbranti on guns, education reforms and social issues.

    The third Democrat in the race, Danville Councilman Newell Arnerich, has been largely overshadowed in the proxy war over Glazer and Sbranti. Arnerich has an appealing grassroots pitch, but he lacks his fellow Democrats' experience in statewide politics.

    Sacramento needs more strong, independent voices to challenge the dogma of the status quo. Glazer is our choice in the June 3 primary.

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  9. That guy Branti is bought and paid for by the union whores.

    Why the hell would anyone put a fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt the treasury and give it all away to the union trolls.

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  10. Just voted for Tim Sbranti and here's why!

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

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  11. RIGHT ON!!! With the Everything Else commentary. Leave them blank, blank, blank. Now that we know that these folks run off opponents. Oops! It looks like Alameda County has a junta.

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  12. No one seems to be talking about Measure C in Hayward. Is it a shoo in? All this money is going into the General Fund, which means it will probably be used for salaries to keep the unions happy while our streets fall apart. Maybe if we had candidates more interested in getting businesses into Hayward, we wouldn't have the electorate be taxed again. Remember the utility tax we passed a couple of years ago. Also for fire Hpuse upgrades, etc. where has that money gone. No accountability.

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  13. I'm convinced that I'll be voting for Tim Sbranti because he is better on almost all issues including public safety, while Glazer is a one issue pony.

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  14. And yet another endorsement for Tim:

    The Livermore Independent recommends Tim Sbranti for District 16 in the State Assembly. His background in education and civic service would provide an experienced local voice at the state level.

    The 16th Assembly District includes Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Four candidates are seeking to replace Joan Buchanan. The primary election will be held June 3, 2014.

    Newell Arnerich, Catharine Baker, Steve Glazer, and Tim Sbranti are on the ballot. The top two will be on the November 2014 ballot, regardless of party affiliation.

    As the Mayor of Dublin, Sbranti has been pro business and pro labor. His pro environment stands will add to the quality of life for Dublin and the Tri-Valley. During his time in office, policies have brought businesses and jobs to Dublin. The city’s climate action plan, and his support of the current Open Space Initiative are examples of Sbranti being able to work for the betterment of all.

    Sbranti stated that the business climate in the state could be improved through investment in infrastructure, such as BART to Livermore. He would not change environmental laws, rather he would put the focus on making bureaucracy more efficient. He points out that environmental laws have created jobs and enhanced the quality of life for people in the state.

    He is opposed to the two tunnel system proposed by Governor Brown to carry water around the Delta, calling it bad for the environment, costly and providing no solution to the water problems.

    As a teacher, Sbranti has gained understanding of the issues schools face and the importance of education to improving the economy.

    His strong support of education has led the incumbent, Joan Buchanan, to endorse him.

    Sbranti's experience in public service, both as mayor and a public educator, puts him in a solid position to take on the challenges facing schools, the environment, employment and business.

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  15. We believe that teachers belong in the classroom. To that end, we will be voting for clean STEVE GLAZER 2014. The future assemblyman knows that, too. We all need to send Steve to Sacramento and his opponent back to the classroom, where he belongs.

    Teachers have no business in the capital; that's the place for qualified legislators. Teachers belong in the classroom, implementing the policy that the qualified legislators have passed.

    Let's all do our part by supporting clean STEVE GLAZER 2014! He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE candidate!

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  16. Just voted for Tim Sbranti and here's why! Tim is the people's choice and Glazer is the corporate choice.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

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  17. We were so enlightened by Mr. Glazer's clean campaign that our entire block of registered voters supported him.

    The people's choice in 2014!

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  18. That guy Glazer is bought and paid for by the corporate interest groups. He's not clean at all.

    Why the hell would anyone put a fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt the treasury and give it all away to the corporate lobbyists.

    That's why my family voted for Tim Sbranti. Tim also did amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like you and your candidate

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  19. Thank you 'SF Chronicle' for choosing our next Assemblyman, CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014, the people's choice!

    Steve Glazer obviously upset Sacramento's status quo. Organized labor groups already have spent nearly $1 million to deny the Orinda councilman election to the state Assembly seat that reaches from east of the Berkeley hills to the Tri-Valley. Their smear campaign against him has been as disingenuous as it is disgusting.

    To a fair-minded voter, the unions' vehemence might seem oddly out of scale in view of the relatively minor policy differences between Glazer and labor's favorite in the race, Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti, a longtime teacher and coach who once oversaw the California Teachers Association's political action committee.

    There's no doubt that Sbranti would fit in just fine with the Democratic majority at the State Capitol. He's engaging, studied and resolutely party line.

    Glazer is more the maverick who is willing to declare his independence when he sees the party veering from the public interest. One high-profile example was his campaign to prohibit BART strikes on the argument that mass transit is an essential public service and a matter of health and safety.

    Another is his stated willingness to reform the California Environmental Quality Act to curb abuses that have nothing to do with protecting natural resources, such as labor unions using its legal tools to extract concessions or businesses trying to stymie competition.

    Glazer also has refused to answer any questionnaires from groups that do not make their answers public. One of the dirty secrets of California politics is that special interests use these questionnaires to extract private pledges from candidates as a condition of endorsements and campaign contributions.

    While Glazer won't play that game, Sbranti declined our request to see the questionnaires he has filled out.

    Labor has made Glazer's defeat one of its 2014 priorities. It has flooded the district with volunteers and a social media campaign that has attempted to use his work as a consultant to a state Chamber of Commerce political action committee to link him, however flimsily, to Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Tobacco and other poll-tested villains.

    It doesn't wash.

    In truth, Sbranti has received direct contributions from some of the very sources (Chevron, PG&E, home builders) that are being used against Glazer, who has served as an adviser to Gov. Jerry Brown at various points over more than three decades. The records of both Democrats make plain that neither is going to be a pawn of big business.

    Catharine Baker, a Republican attorney, appears to have a solid chance of making the November runoff against one of the Democrats. She is clearly more deferential to business and further to the right than Glazer or Sbranti on guns, education reforms and social issues.

    The third Democrat in the race, Danville Councilman Newell Arnerich, has been largely overshadowed in the proxy war over Glazer and Sbranti. Arnerich has an appealing grassroots pitch, but he lacks his fellow Democrats' experience in statewide politics.

    Sacramento needs more strong, independent voices to challenge the dogma of the status quo. Glazer is our choice in the June 3 primary.

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  20. And yet another endorsement for Tim:

    The Livermore Independent recommends Tim Sbranti for District 16 in the State Assembly. His background in education and civic service would provide an experienced local voice at the state level.

    The 16th Assembly District includes Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek. Four candidates are seeking to replace Joan Buchanan. The primary election will be held June 3, 2014.

    Newell Arnerich, Catharine Baker, Steve Glazer, and Tim Sbranti are on the ballot. The top two will be on the November 2014 ballot, regardless of party affiliation.

    As the Mayor of Dublin, Sbranti has been pro business and pro labor. His pro environment stands will add to the quality of life for Dublin and the Tri-Valley. During his time in office, policies have brought businesses and jobs to Dublin. The city’s climate action plan, and his support of the current Open Space Initiative are examples of Sbranti being able to work for the betterment of all.

    Sbranti stated that the business climate in the state could be improved through investment in infrastructure, such as BART to Livermore. He would not change environmental laws, rather he would put the focus on making bureaucracy more efficient. He points out that environmental laws have created jobs and enhanced the quality of life for people in the state.

    He is opposed to the two tunnel system proposed by Governor Brown to carry water around the Delta, calling it bad for the environment, costly and providing no solution to the water problems.

    As a teacher, Sbranti has gained understanding of the issues schools face and the importance of education to improving the economy.

    His strong support of education has led the incumbent, Joan Buchanan, to endorse him.

    Sbranti's experience in public service, both as mayor and a public educator, puts him in a solid position to take on the challenges facing schools, the environment, employment and business.

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  21. We believe that teachers belong in the classroom. To that end, we will be voting for clean STEVE GLAZER 2014. The future assemblyman knows that, too. We all need to send Steve to Sacramento and his opponent back to the classroom, where he belongs.

    Teachers have no business in the capital; that's the place for qualified legislators. Teachers belong in the classroom, implementing the policy that the qualified legislators have passed.

    Let's all do our part by supporting clean STEVE GLAZER 2014! He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE candidate!

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  22. That guy Glazer is bought and paid for by the corporate interest groups. He's not clean at all.

    Why the hell would anyone put a fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt the treasury and give it all away to the corporate lobbyists.

    That's why my family voted for Tim Sbranti. Tim also did amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like you and your candidate

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  23. Most of us will not be supporting Tim Branti. He is one who whores and has the support the union whores, and others who are sluts for the entrenched union bosses.

    Assemblyman Steve Glazer is the people's choice 2014!

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  24. Voted for Tim Sbranti and here's why! Tim is the people's choice and Glazer is the corporate choice.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

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  25. My family and I just voted for Steve Glazer since he isn't a puppet of the entrenched special interests. He's definitely not controlled by big business. After all of the accusations and counter-accusations, we did our homework. He is the best hope of having an independent-minded Democrat in Sacramento and who has an excellent repoire with Jerry Brown. The man knows how to say 'NO' to the unions, which want to bankrupt California and have done a pretty good job so far!

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  26. Amazingly enough, Halliday was a former “union whore,” herself. She can thank unons for her long career on the Council. Peixoto & Loche are backed by Police & Fire Unons so I guess they can also be categorized as union whores too. Is Halliday the least destructive or the least productive?

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  27. Barbara Halliday would be a “do nothing” Mayor. Realistically, she's been on the Council forever and she wants to bleed the City dry with expensive buildings like a 60 million dollar library, and an 85 million dollar police station. She has no ideas on how to get businesses to come to Hayward, nor even how to promote Hayward so we can improve our economy. Peixoto needs to be ousted from his Council seat for also doing nothing for Hayward. Loche is a Mayor Mike crony. Fire City Manager Fran David and get Hayward back on track June 3rd.

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  28. Bob Wieckowski changes his stance on issues depending on who he's talking to. He cannot be trusted. His word doesn't mean anything.

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  29. That guy Glazer is bought and paid for by the corporate interest groups. He's not clean at all.

    Why the hell would anyone put a fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt the treasury and give it all away to the corporate lobbyists.

    That's why my family voted for Tim Sbranti. Tim also did amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like you and your candidate

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  30. That guy Branti is bought and paid for by the corrupt special interest union whores. He's the dirty unions choice in 2014!

    Why the hell would anyone put that crooked fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt CA and give it all away to the union whores, who are supporting him and continue screwing the rest of us.

    That's why my family voted for CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014. Steve has done amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like Branti. That's why Steve is supported by just about all the consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups, etc.

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  31. CLEAN is not a name for Glazer. Glazer is not clean at all. Looks like the anti-union sexist troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air. Glazer sounds like a dirty politician.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

    Hope the Glazer troll doesn't cry when he reads this? Better yet read Tim Sbranti's website and you will see that Tim not your candidate is supported by consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups like the Sierra Club, etc.

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  32. LIES! LIES! LIES!

    I see the the shill is trying to directly link oil and tobacco companies to Glazer, rather than being paid as a consultant by JobsPAC. If you only would have gone 1-2 degrees further – you could say Glazer tax dollars are paying public unions – which are funding Sbranti's war chest. So you see, oil & tobacco are funding Sbranti's campaign!

    Of course, I don't see any effort to dig into Sbranti's political donation history before he became the unions' darling. If the shill did, he might have mentioned Sbranti's donations from PG&E and 3 donations from Chevron.

    The shill might have even mentioned the disgusting push polling tactics supporters of Sbranti are conducting in AD16 – a race & class baiting tactic straight out of the Republican playbook on how to manipulate low information voters in southern states.

    Now let's see how well that tactic works in AD16 – with Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek, Alamo, Danville, Blackhawk, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore – the voters are not exactly low-information, and might actually care about where their tax dollars go.

    Oh, and it's only odd that the author did not mention any of this with the assumption the shill himself did in fact write this hit piece and not the Sbranti campaign – which in that case its totally understandable!

    Get ready to cry Tuesday night, union whores, when your stooge goes down to defeat bigtime. Will be CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014 v. Catharine Baker. Either way, seat stays in Contra Costa County!

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  33. To the Glazer Shill: What a Liar you are. Corporations have spent over 2 MILLION on trying to elect Glazer!

    Glazer is not clean at all. Looks like the anti-union sexist troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air. Glazer sounds like a dirty politician.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

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  34. That guy Branti is bought and paid for by the corrupt special interest union whores. He's the dirty unions choice in 2014!

    Why the hell would anyone put that crooked fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt CA and give it all away to the union whores, who are supporting him and continue screwing the rest of us.

    That's why my family voted for CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014. Steve has done amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like Branti. That's why Steve is supported by just about all the consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups, etc.

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  35. CLEAN is not a name for Glazer. Glazer is not clean at all. Looks like the anti-union sexist troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air. Glazer sounds like a dirty politician.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

    Hope the Glazer troll doesn't cry when he reads this? Better yet read Tim Sbranti's website and you will see that Tim not your candidate is supported by consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups like the Sierra Club, etc.

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  36. We believe that teachers belong in the classroom. To that end, we will be voting for clean STEVE GLAZER 2014. The future assemblyman knows that, too. We all need to send Steve to Sacramento and his opponent back to the classroom, where he belongs.

    Teachers have no business in the capital; that's the place for qualified legislators. Teachers belong in the classroom, implementing the policy that the qualified legislators have passed.

    Let's all do our part by supporting clean STEVE GLAZER 2014! He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE candidate!

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  37. According to internal polling, Fred Flinstone leads Glazer by 15 points

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  38. CLEAN is not a name for Glazer. Glazer is not clean or the people's choice. Looks like the anti-union troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

    Hope the Glazer troll doesn't cry when he reads this? Better yet read Tim Sbranti's website and you will see that Tim not your candidate is supported by consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups like the Sierra Club, etc.

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  39. That guy Branti is bought and paid for by the corrupt special interest union whores. He's the dirty unions choice in 2014!

    Why the hell would anyone put that crooked fox in the hen house? He'll bankrupt CA and give it all away to the union whores, who are supporting him and continue screwing the rest of us.

    That's why my family voted for CLEAN STEVE GLAZER 2014. Steve has done amazing things in his city to bring people together on issues, rather than tear them apart like Branti. That's why Steve is supported by just about all the consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups, etc.

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  40. To the Glazer Shill: What a Liar you are. Corporations have spent over 2 MILLION on trying to elect Glazer!

    Glazer is not clean at all. Looks like the anti-union sexist troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air. Glazer sounds like a dirty politician.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

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  41. I see the Glazer shill/troll is still posting for Glazer but it will do him no good because CLEAN is not a name for Glazer. Glazer is not clean or the people's choice. Looks like the anti-union troll is posting for the corporate lap dog Glazer again. This doesn't make him sound like a breath of fresh air.

    Steve Glazer is a political consultant who was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by a corporate interest group funded by tobacco companies, oil companies, real estate developers, pharmaceutical and insurance companies. If elected to to the state legislature Glazer would work to pass laws that benefit them and rubber stamp their issues.

    Tim Sbranti in contrast, is a statewide leader in education, a classroom teacher and effective local leader. Under his fiscal leadership he transformed Dublin from a city suffering from serious budget deficits into a city with a budget surplus, without sacrificing major cuts to community services.

    Hope the Glazer troll doesn't cry when he reads this? Better yet read Tim Sbranti's website and you will see that Tim not your candidate is supported by consumer groups, senior groups, environmental groups like the Sierra Club, etc

    Go to Tim Sbranti.com and see for yourself.

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