Is the Oakland Mayoral Race Becoming a Dance Off?

Schaaf has the moves like Jagger.

OAKLAND | MAYOR | Bet you never thought a video of Oakland mayoral candidate Libby Schaaf sashaying to “Cupid Shuffle” would be a potential campaign strategy, but ready or not, here it comes.

Schaaf’s campaign posted a short video Saturday of the Oakland council member line dancing outdoors with other residents.

To be sure, Libby has the moves and the video does not appear to have been a campaign gimmick, but more of an afterthought. Schaaf, for instance, is shimmying to the groove on the opposite side of the person recording her and its quality is substandard.

The video could be gold for Schaaf’s campaign, which is looking to gain attention in a race of 15 candidates. It also shows another side to the candidate The New York Times recently said, “speaks to the city’s wealthy old guard, in leafy Oakland Hills.”

Now, if Mayor Jean Quan can only dust off those pop-and-lock moves.

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