Jovanka Beckles may be showing her cards.
15th Assembly District
Delegate Elections: Progressive activists rout Skinner/Wicks slate in AD15; Bonta’s picks win big in AD18
A slate of candidates backed by State Sen. Nancy Skinner and freshman 15th District Assemblymember Buffy Wicks was almost entirely turned away by voters in Saturday’s district elections for delegates to the California Democratic Party Convention. The same type of… Read More ›
Democrat Buffy Wicks took an early commanding lead Tuesday night in the 15th Assembly District contest against Jovanka Bekcles and never relinquished it. Wicks topped the fellow Democrat by 12 points in a race many believed would be much closer. Wicks… Read More ›
Bernie Sanders did not endorse Jovanka Beckles at Saturday’s rally in Berkeley.
AD15: Labor IE is using classic sitcom theme songs to mock Buffy Wicks’ ties to wealthy special interests
An Independent Expenditure Committee (IE) backed by labor unions is using the power of Cindy Brady and Mr. Furley against 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks. A pair of short animated videos aim to link Wicks to billionaires who are… Read More ›
When 15th Assembly District candidate Jovanka Beckles was asked at a forum two weeks ago to name her political heroes, she heaped praise on former Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Barbara Lee. The latter may have… Read More ›
ELECTIONLINE: Women in Oakland’s District 6 form voting bloc to defeat Desley Brooks; Special interests give $282,500 to Wicks-supported IE
OAKLAND DISTRICT 6 BATTLE LINES SHAPE UP During an endorsement meeting at the East Bay Express two weeks ago, the four challengers seeking to end Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks’ long reign in District 6 hinted a strategy for using the… Read More ›
Later, Buffy Wicks gave President Barack Obama hearty praise. “I love me some Barack Obama.”
Richmond councilmember Vinay Pimplé interrupted the event and reiterated allegations he has made in recent weeks that Beckles once mocked his disability.
Site aims to link Buffy Wicks with her donors who hold moderate or conservative histories.
44 weighs in on AD15
State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles
Neither Beckles or Wicks received much support last January at the state Democratic Party pre-endorsement caucus
Jovanka Beckles is angling to be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the East Bay, but Rep. Ro Khanna is apparently not ready to make a choice in AD15
‘There’s no strings attached to my candidacy’: Jovanka Beckles is already attempting to contrast her campaign with the well-funded Buffy Wicks campaign.
Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles completed her electoral comeback Thursday by securing the second spot in the 15th Assembly District fall election. With Alameda County concluding its vote count Wednesday night, Beckles appears to have an insurmountable 295-vote lead over Oakland… Read More ›
The fall AD15 race with presumptive front runner Buffy Wicks is already stoking the growing schism between mainline Dems and Berniecrats.
Oakland Councilmember Dan Kalb’s slim lead over Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles for the second spot in the 15th Assembly District’s fall election increased to 304 votes. The Alameda County and Contra Costa County Registrar’s offices updated their Election Night results… Read More ›
Buffy Wicks, the former acolyte of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, won her first stab at electoral politics Tuesday night by winning the June primary in the 15th Assembly District. Wicks, who burst onto the local scene last… Read More ›
AD15’s Jovanka Beckles complains about Facebook’s new ad-buying rules undercutting her grassroots campaign.
Consensus says Buffy Wicks wins the primary, but the size of the field and up to seven credible candidates means he difference between second and third will be razor-thin.
Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles says her campaign for the 15th Assembly District will not accept corporate donations. 15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith 15th District Assemblymember Tony Thurmond running for state superintendent next year, Richmond Councilmember Jovanka Beckles is the first to officially… Read More ›