Oakland mayoral candidate Dan Siegel is a progressive darling, but his message may not be resonating among all voters. However, even if unsuccessful, his campaign has brought change. PHOTO/Steven Tavares
OAKLAND | MAYOR | In an interview last week, Oakland mayoral candidate Bryan Parker reacted to polling that placed Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan as the frontrunner in the race by saying that “there’s a lot of football yet to be played” before the election is won. After months of hard work on the campaign trail, said Parker, these are the dog days of the campaign, and in a tight race, the final result may hinge on which candidate wants it the most.
He made a good point, and there are already signs that some candidates are experiencing a second wind of enthusiasm, while others look as if they need a recharge. Here are some of my impressions of the campaigns being run by the top candidates in the race.
Which of the seven front runners for Oakland mayor are running the best, so-so, and worst campaigns this season?