Is Rep. Eric Swalwell telegraphing an intent to
issue an endorsement for Bryan Parker?
ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |
Just a whispers of whether Rep. Eric Swalwell will endorse Bryan Parker for Alameda County’s District Four supervisorial campaign against incumbent Nate Miley become louder, comes this tantalizing item.
Swalwell, the popular Tri Valley representative whose congressional district overlaps Miley’s in Pleasanton and Castro Valley sent this tweet of encouragement Friday afternoon to Parker.
Doorstep to doorstep. Still the best way to make your case to the voters. Keep knocking @RBRYANPARKER! pic.twitter.com/iVwOHQj8sG
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) April 1, 2016
Swalwell’s strategy for unseating long-time Congressman Pete Stark four years ago was to pound the pavement and knock on as many doors as possible, and it worked. Parker appears to be following this recipe, especially in places like Pleasanton, where residents may not be too familiar with Miley. Redistricting five years ago traded Pleasanton to Miley’s district in exchange for Dublin.
But, Swalwell’s tweet could also be foreshadowing an endorsement of Parker that would certainly grab the attention of the local media and voters alike.
Pleasanton and Castro Valley constitutes a slim majority of District Four, which also includes East Oakland. There is no doubt Swalwell is immensely popular in the Tri Valley and Castro Valley. In addition, Parker and Swalwell also share the same political consultant, Lisa Tucker.
And also remember, the endorsements of Assemblymember Bill Quirk and State Sen. Bob Wieckowski are still outstanding. Both legislators represent the unincorporated areas of Alameda County, which include Castro Valley.