East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014

CADEM CONVENTION//ROUND UP | Being an off year in California and East Bay politics does not normally elicit much news. In fact, last weekend’s Democratic state convention was more about likely 2014 candidates making important first impressions and building a network of support. Like most conventions, the real news was more likely made outside the men’s … Continue reading East Bay Democrats Network, Build Buzz For Campaigns In 2014

Wife of Alberto Torrico Attacks Wieckowski Aide At State Convention

ASSEMBLY 25 | By most accounts, last weekend’s Democratic State Convention in Sacramento was a quiet, sedate affair. Not so, was the case at a luncheon Saturday afternoon when the wife of former Assemblyman Alberto Torrico attacked the aide of Fremont Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski while alleging a long-time romance between the two.The confrontation, which many in … Continue reading Wife of Alberto Torrico Attacks Wieckowski Aide At State Convention

California Democratic Party’s Depth Puts Republicans In An Even Deeper Hole

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: California State Attorney General Kamala Harris is at the top of the state's food chain, but schools of energized young Democrats make up a formidable pool of future activists for continuing the party's statewide dominance. PHOTO/Shane Bond SUNDAY COLUMN | The first thoughts when comparing the California Democratic State Convention this weekend and … Continue reading California Democratic Party’s Depth Puts Republicans In An Even Deeper Hole

LOCKYER DIAGNOSES CALIFORNIA GOP WITH ‘HEAD UP ASS SYNDROME’

California State Treasurer Bill Lockyer speaking, Apr. 13, at the Democratic Party State Convention in Sacramento. PHOTO/Shane BondCADEM CONVENTION | No moment emphasized the general smugness of California Democrats this weekend than a Top 10 list delivered by State Treasurer Bill Lockyer that skewered the downtrodden state Republican Party. Afterwards, Democratic Party Chairman John Burton drolly … Continue reading LOCKYER DIAGNOSES CALIFORNIA GOP WITH ‘HEAD UP ASS SYNDROME’

PELOSI CALLS ON CALIFORNIA TO HELP BRING BACK HOUSE TO DEMOCRATS

CADEM CONVENTION | Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told California party delegates in Sacramento a progressive agenda in the next year cannot be achieved without regaining control of the House of Representatives.Pelosi said a wish list of national party platform items such as raising the minimum wage, enacting gun control and climate change legislation, as … Continue reading PELOSI CALLS ON CALIFORNIA TO HELP BRING BACK HOUSE TO DEMOCRATS