AD15: Heavy spending as primary race winds down

It's not only the assembly candidates emptying their pockets, but also Independent Expenditure Committees.

Buffy Wicks again leads AD15 in fundraising as primary race heads toward stretch run

AD15 Democrat Buffy Wicks has $323,000for the final month of the primary campaign.CAMPAIGN FINANCE--ELECTION 2018--The fundraising juggernaut that is 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks shows no signs of abetting. Campaign finance reports released last Thursday show Wicks, a Democrat, raised $97,015 over the past four months. In addition, her campaign's $323,5765 in cash reserves … Continue reading Buffy Wicks again leads AD15 in fundraising as primary race heads toward stretch run

EricSwalwell2020.com? Swalwell campaign recently purchased domain names

Rep. Eric Swalwell, through his long-timecampaign consultant, began gobbling updomain names earlier this year.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTAt last count, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell has visited Iowa, the early epicenter of the 2020 presidential campaign, seven times, including once this month.The repeated trips to the Hawkeye State has more than suggested to East Bay politicos and … Continue reading EricSwalwell2020.com? Swalwell campaign recently purchased domain names

A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

A special closed session Alameda City Councilmeeting started at 3:30 p.m. last Tuesday andended at 8:25 p.m. What did they talk about?ALAMEDA CITY COUNCILFor nearly five hours last Tuesday the Alameda City Council sat in a special closed meeting. When they emerged at 8:25 p.m., no announcement as to what they were discussing was made.Many, … Continue reading A five-hour Alameda City Council closed session with no explanation, only speculation

Nancy O’Malley, Buffy Wicks, Libby Schaaf, Abel Guillen’s council opponent, post big year-end fundraising numbers

ELECTION 2018--CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS--Whether your race is in June, November, or both, it's definitely go-time and the cash a candidate has in the bank on Jan. 1 is now a signal of how strong a campaign might be. Below are contributions, expenditure and ending cash on hand for East Bay races for Congress, State Legislature, … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley, Buffy Wicks, Libby Schaaf, Abel Guillen’s council opponent, post big year-end fundraising numbers

Form 460: East Bay’s semi-annual campaign finance reports

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS--MONEYBALL--It may be only August, but for federal, state and county races, the time for campaigns to raise money in advance of the June Primary is now. Based on mid-year campaign finance reports through June 30, several East Bay politicians were busy this year. Below are contributions, expenditure and ending cash on hand … Continue reading Form 460: East Bay’s semi-annual campaign finance reports

Wicks grabs everyone’s attention with big fundraising haul in 15th Assembly District race

15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTThe biggest political campaign in the East Bay next June is wasting little time revving up its fundraising engine. The race in the 15th Assembly District already appeared to many local politicos as a early toss-up and a litany of endorsements and already large campaign coffers is only bolstering this initial analysis.The seat … Continue reading Wicks grabs everyone’s attention with big fundraising haul in 15th Assembly District race

Daysog gets Trumped by unknown group; robocall slams him for vet vote

A recent mailer links Alameda Councilmember TonyDaysog to Donald Trump.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |ELECTION 2016 |A mailer sent by an unknown group this week aims to link Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, while a robocall Thursday ripped the incumbent councilman for a recent vote involving veterans.The half-sheet mailer, however, contains no … Continue reading Daysog gets Trumped by unknown group; robocall slams him for vet vote

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

‘Real Rent Control for Alameda’ group is backed by island’s top property manager

Alameda voters received this mailer over theweekend opposing Measure M1, the more stringent rent control initiative on the fall ballot.ALAMEDA RENT CONTROL |ELECTION 2016 |Thousands of renters in Alameda know the understated storefront on Webster Street belonging to island property management firm, Gallagher & Lindsey. If not, because many of them drop their rent checks through a … Continue reading ‘Real Rent Control for Alameda’ group is backed by island’s top property manager

Khanna’s campaign manager nabbed for creating online ID to attack Honda backer

Ro Khanna says his campaign refunded the entiredonation detailed in the Daily Kos story trolledearlier by his campaign manager.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |The founder of the progressive online community Daily Kos says Ro Khanna's campaign manager created up to two phony screen names on the Web site to surreptitiously attack a damning story … Continue reading Khanna’s campaign manager nabbed for creating online ID to attack Honda backer

Oakland’s Larry Reid files for re-election to city council, as daughter awaits turn

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | DISTRICT 7 | It's seemingly a rite of summer in Oakland. Will long-time Oakland Councilmember Larry Reid run for re-election or not? Well, call off the retirement party. On Friday, Reid pulled papers for re-election to a sixth term on the city council.Although Reid's uncertainty over whether he would run or … Continue reading Oakland’s Larry Reid files for re-election to city council, as daughter awaits turn

Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Hayward school board member John Taylor is allegedto have misused school funds for his council campaign.HAYWARD | Hayward school board member John Taylor improperly used the school district's print shop to design and produce campaign materials for his recent run for the city council, according to an investigation by the Hayward school district.The investigation into … Continue reading Hayward school trustee used district resources for his recent council campaign

Khanna’s internal poll shows him leading Honda, 42-36

Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face-off for a fourth time in CA-17 come November.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Newly-minted CA-17 front runner Ro Khanna released an internal poll Thursday that gives him a six-point advantage over fellow Democratic Rep. Mike Honda.Khanna won last month’s primary by 1.7 points and the poll, conducted June 26-30, shows … Continue reading Khanna’s internal poll shows him leading Honda, 42-36

Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts

A mailer from Pleasanton Families for SupervisorNate Miley, an IE supporting his re-election. ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |Earlier this month, a mysterious independent expenditures committee named “Pleasanton Families for Supervisor Nate Miley" surfaced without much funding or activity. However, campaign finance reports for the Independent Expenditure Committee, not yet easily accessible to the … Continue reading Email suggests Miley’s re-election campaign and IE supporting him is improperly coordinating efforts