After decisive victory, Khanna offers an optimistic future for region, country

Ro Khanna mobbed by the media and supportersTuesday night in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Two years after falling short of his goal, Ro Khanna registered a decisive victory in his rematch against Rep. Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District. Khanna issued a stunning 20-point victory Tuesday night over Honda, an eight-term congressmember … Continue reading After decisive victory, Khanna offers an optimistic future for region, country

EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT STORYLINES TO WATCH

--CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN CA17?----Is this truly the end of Rep. Mike Honda's 16 years in Congress? Is the third time a charm for Ro Khanna, who lost congressional races in 2004 and 2014? The race will be tight and a winner might not be clearly known until a few days. More questions: If … Continue reading EAST BAY ELECTION NIGHT STORYLINES TO WATCH

ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

We probably won't find out officially until the end of the week, but Ro Khanna will win CA-17.FEATURED TOSS UPS*ALL CAPS denotes incumbents.CA17 - Ro Khanna over MIKE HONDAAD16 - Cheryl Cook-Kallio over CATHARINE BAKERBERKELEY MAYOR - Jesse Arreguin over fieldFREMONT MAYOR - BILL HARRISON over Lily MeiHAYWARD SCHOOL - ANNETTE WALKER, Robert Carlson, LUIS REYNOSOBEST … Continue reading ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY FEARLESS FORECAST

EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

//html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/4812231/height/90/width/500/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/render-playlist/no/custom-color/3a7ea9/EPISODE 28 | Election Day is upon us. Or, shall we say the last throes of democracy in America is near?Nevertheless, Bay Area News Group political reporter Matthew Artz joins the podcast for a special Election Day in the East Bay preview.We touch on the presidential election, California's U.S. Senate race and the suburban battle … Continue reading EAST BAY CITIZEN PODCAST – ELECTION DAY IN THE EAST BAY PREVIEW

No frank you: Honda used loophole to send pre-election letters to constituents

Rep. Mike Honda sent an official letter to less than500 constituents in October, thereby, sidesteppingpre-election House franking rules. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Rep. Mike Honda is certainly going for broke in his bid to again stave off defeat at the hands of Ro Khanna. Honda’s congressional office has been dutifully cranking out press releases … Continue reading No frank you: Honda used loophole to send pre-election letters to constituents

WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

17th District Congressional candidate Ro KhannaOct. 27 in Cupertino. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An email from Ro Khanna’s well-connected campaign chair to Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta raises questions about the congressional candidate consistency over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.Khanna campaign chair Steve Spinner wrote to Podesta in May 2015 saying Khanna supported … Continue reading WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters

Ro Khanna and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at acampaign rally in Cupertino Thursday.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Ro Khanna’s first run for Rep. Mike Honda’s seat three years ago began at De Anza College. His final sprint toward Election Day this time around returned to the same quad, with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in … Continue reading CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters

CA17 PREVIEW: Honda-Khanna rematch takes an ugly turn

Rep. Mike Honda and fellow Democrat Ro Khanna meet again for a rematch of their 2014 campaigns. MEET THE CANDIDATESRep. MIKE HONDA has served the South Bay since 2001. Until 2014, his path toward re-election was clear every two years until an upstart fellow Democrat fell less than four points of defeating him. One of the … Continue reading CA17 PREVIEW: Honda-Khanna rematch takes an ugly turn

Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta havebeen released by WikiLeaks in recent weeks.PHOTO/Creative CommonsCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Last January, Ro Khanna's congressional campaign was seeking an early knockout in its rematch this year with Rep. Mike Honda.The devastating blow, his campaign chair Steve Spinner believed, would have arrived in the form of … Continue reading Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Ro Khanna’s old pal comes to legal defense of former campaign manager

Ro Khanna's buddy former U.S. Attorney RenatoMariotti is representing his embattled formercampaign manager.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | ELECTION 2016 |Renato Mariotti is a former assistant U.S. attorney and a high-powered Chicago lawyer. He is also the attorney of record for Brian Parvizshahi, the former Ro Khanna campaign manager currently ensnared in a federal lawsuit claiming he … Continue reading Ro Khanna’s old pal comes to legal defense of former campaign manager

Two East Bay campaign ads used actors, similar strategies to attack opponents

ELECTION 2016 | In the East Bay recently, two major campaigns felt the sting of similar negative television ads. Both used stand-ins to portray the challenger and both attempted to describe their alleged ties to powerful special interests groups. While 17th Congressional District candidate Ro Khanna was light-heartily tweaked by Rep. Mike Honda's campaign by … Continue reading Two East Bay campaign ads used actors, similar strategies to attack opponents

Lesson learned? Khanna has nearly twice as much money as Honda

Ro Khanna, left, leads Rep. Mike Honda in cashon hand for the stretch run of the campaign.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 | Democratic congressional candidate Ro Khanna had one lament from his 2014 loss to fellow Democrat Rep. Mike Honda: He should have saved more of his once over-flowing campaign cache for the waning … Continue reading Lesson learned? Khanna has nearly twice as much money as Honda

EBCampaign: KHANNA throws campaign manager under the bus; SKINNER raises another $125k; ALCO DEMS tangle

24 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |In the hours after Ro Khanna received news of a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 22 alleging his participation in a "modern-day Watergate" to illegally access Rep. Mike Honda's digital fundraising donor data, the Khanna's initial response was to protect Brian Parvizshahi, the young campaign manager at the center of the … Continue reading EBCampaign: KHANNA throws campaign manager under the bus; SKINNER raises another $125k; ALCO DEMS tangle

Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Ro Khanna says Rep. Mike Honda's latestpolitical ad contains racial innuendo.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |It may be the most biting and deprecating political ad in the Bay Area this election cycle. Rep. Mike Honda's 30-second hit on Ro Khanna released Thursday, asserts with comical flair that his challenger is beholden to Wall Street … Continue reading Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Highly topical: Honda’s congressional office to hold cybersecurity town hall

Rep. Mike Honda at a congressional town halllast August in Fremont. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Maybe it's not only for voters in the 17th Congressional District suffering from having their personal information stolen online? Maybe it's also for Rep. Mike Honda, himself?Honda's congressional office is holding a cybersecurity town hall Monday, Oct. 17, in … Continue reading Highly topical: Honda’s congressional office to hold cybersecurity town hall