Campaign Notes: State Senate 7th District Special Election

STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | There are four mostly moderate Democrats running in a state senate district race with an electorate typically a tad left of center. That's just too much for the Alameda County Republican Party. On Friday, the local grandees decided against endorsing one of the candidates after the lone GOP challenger … Continue reading Campaign Notes: State Senate 7th District Special Election

Tea Party insurgency at the Alameda County Republican Central Committee?

The Alameda County Republican CentralCommittee is looking for a new chairperson.ALAMEDA COUNTY GOP | Alameda County Republican Central Committee Chair Sue Caro helped register one of the local party’s biggest victories in years following the election last November of Assemblymember Catharine Baker.Republicans in the Bay Area had been shut out of the Legislature for eight … Continue reading Tea Party insurgency at the Alameda County Republican Central Committee?

SD10 PREVIEW: An Easy Dem Win Today, With Hints of a GOP Revival Later

Democrat Bob Wieckowski and Republican Peter Kuo.MEET THE CANDIDATES After serving two terms in the State Assembly’s 25th District, Bob Wieckowski is looking to take the next step to the upper house of the Legislature. The 10th District’s latest boundaries followed redistricting that eliminated State Sen. Ellen Corbett’s seat following her being termed out this year. … Continue reading SD10 PREVIEW: An Easy Dem Win Today, With Hints of a GOP Revival Later

20 THINGS I THINK ABOUT THE EAST BAY FALL ELECTION

ELECTION ’14 | I think absolutely no case has been made to replace Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. At one point, over 20 candidates were potentially in the race and over the past 16 months none of the remaining 14 have made a cogent argument against giving Quan another four years. That she might be awkward … Continue reading 20 THINGS I THINK ABOUT THE EAST BAY FALL ELECTION

Despite Likely Landslide Result in AD-18, Candidates Debate in Earnest

Assembly candidate David Erlich speaks at a forum at the Mastick Center in Alameda while Assemblymember Rob Bonta looks on. PHOTO/Steven TavaresASSEMBLY | DISTRICT 18 | During the June primary, Assemblymember Rob Bonta had the distinction of garnering a greater percentage of the vote in his race than any other candidate in the entire East … Continue reading Despite Likely Landslide Result in AD-18, Candidates Debate in Earnest

Judge Disqualifies Republican Candidate in Honda-Khanna Race Following Lawsuit

Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | A Sacramento Superior Court judge ordered the removal Wednesday of one of the three Republican candidates in the 17th Congressional District race from the June 3 primary ballot after invalidating two nominating signatures.Vinesh Singh Rathore, an attorney for Google, offered only the minimum number of 40 … Continue reading Judge Disqualifies Republican Candidate in Honda-Khanna Race Following Lawsuit

Former Assemblywoman Audie Bock Yells at Maribel Heredia to "Get out of Here!” During Her Outgoing HUSD Speech

HAYWARD SCHOOL BOARD | Audie Bock, the brazen former Green Party assemblywoman, yelled fiercely at outgoing Hayward school board member, Maribel Heredia last Wednesday during her final speech as a board member with a roaring “Get out of here Heredia!” Bock was seen sitting in the back physically upset over Heredia's speech. Heredia spent nearly … Continue reading Former Assemblywoman Audie Bock Yells at Maribel Heredia to "Get out of Here!” During Her Outgoing HUSD Speech