10:15pm – I chat with Fremont’s Councilmember-elect Raj Salwan on his return to the Fremont City Council and what Ro Khanna’s big win means for the area’s Indo American community:
10:00pm – Tavares & Juarez break down Ro Khanna’s victory speech:
9:30pm – The South Bay and Fremont will have new congressmember in January 2017. Ro Khanna addresses his supporters Tuesday night in Fremont.
8:30pm – Alameda County Democratic Party Central Committee member Mario Juarez and I break down the early Election Night returns from Rep. Mike Honda’s campaign party in Santa Clara.
5:20pm – Is this online poll of absentee voters conducted by Political Data, Inc. correct? Nevertheless, it turned heads in CA17 and AD16. The exit poll shows Ro Khanna with a sizable advantage, 55-33 percent, over Rep. Mike Honda. Thirteen percent didn’t recall who they voted for, or refused to answer. In the 16th Assembly District, the exit poll found Assemblymember Catharine Baker leading Cheryl Cook-Kallio, 46-43 percent. It also found many of the district’s voters backed Hillary Clinton, but voted for Baker, a Republican over the Democrat.
5:00pm – Over the past 24 hours I’ve spoken to several political insiders with privy to various internal polls that say while Oakland’s City Council incumbents appear safe, two could be somewhat sweating. Those are District 5 incumbent Noel Gallo and less so, District 1 Councilman Dan Kalb. I was told Viola Gonzales, backed by Mayor Libby Schaaf, was about five points behind in the two-person race. Kalb, however, is off the radar somewhat. Candidate Kevin Corbett would need a slight miracle to gain the upset. Meanwhile, word is at-large candidate Peggy Moore is going be “demolished” tonight, said one insider, by Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan.
4:00pm – Alameda Councilmember Jim Oddie weighs-in on the city’s two rent control initiatives and the post-Election Night fallout.