Oakland Has Another Dog in the Race

Einstein: by all accounts, the Oakland mayoral race is destined to be vicious.PHOTO/OccupyOaklandOAKLAND | MAYOR | Twenty humans believe they have a shot at unseating Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. Add one canine named Einstein.The political pooch added his name last week to the still growing mayoral field for November ranked choice voting race. Candidates have until Aug. … Continue reading Oakland Has Another Dog in the Race

Petition Asks Eric Swalwell to Act Like a Progressive

Before Swalwell, there was Ellen Tauscher,who batted away accusations she was notliberal enough for the district.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | The unmasking of Rep. Eric Swalwell as a moderate continues. “Stop lying to us. You've said repeatedly that you're a progressive, but your voting record, your actions, and your corporate and 1% donors tell us … Continue reading Petition Asks Eric Swalwell to Act Like a Progressive

Swalwell’s War Chest Sees An Increase In PAC Donations

CONGRESS 15 | Rep. Eric Swalwell’s campaign coffers saw a huge bump in donations in the first financial quarter of his career in Congress topping off at a whopping $262,000 with $171,839 from individual contributors and the other $90,954 from Political Action Committees (PACs), according to campaign finance reports.However, Swalwell’s greatly increased PAC contributions marks a turning point from … Continue reading Swalwell’s War Chest Sees An Increase In PAC Donations

Rep. Keith Ellison Says He May Help Replace Swalwell In 2014 If He Doesn’t Join Progressives

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.)CONGRESS | Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison told attendees at a fundraiser in Oakland this past Saturday he and other progressives will be surveying California to potentially fund candidates or incumbents via the Progressive Action PAC to help bolster Democrat's numbers in 2014. Swalwell will likely be pushed by Progressives to join them and if he does … Continue reading Rep. Keith Ellison Says He May Help Replace Swalwell In 2014 If He Doesn’t Join Progressives

Wait And See: Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

Ro KhannaELLEN CORBETT/RO KHANNA It’s assumed Eric Swalwell’s upset last Tuesday was the worst thing possible for the congressional hopes of State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and former Obama appointee Ro Khanna. Not so, but it is now based solely on how Swalwell is able to build upon the power of the incumbency. If … Continue reading Wait And See: Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

Swalwell Doesn’t Disavow Potential Entrance Of Out-Of-State Super PAC On His Behalf

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15May 14, 2012 | While appearing this morning on MSNBC, Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell twice sidestepped a question of whether he would accept money from a Texas-based Super PAC, reportedly interested in shaping his race against Rep. Pete Stark.MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd said during an appearance by Swalwell on The Daily Rundown, … Continue reading Swalwell Doesn’t Disavow Potential Entrance Of Out-Of-State Super PAC On His Behalf