Sheriff Ahern’s campaign just gave $50,000 to IE supporting O’Malley

Some suspicious campaign finance filings by IEs backing Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley is raising the question of whether dark money has entered the race.

AD15: Heavy spending as primary race winds down

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

O’Malley fires back with attack mailer

Has Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley had enough with Pamela Price's repeated attacks? According to a new mailer, apparently, yes.

Two-thirds of Alameda County’s congressional delegation wants to be president?

Rep. Eric Swalwell has made numerous trips to Iowa over the past year suggesting he's eyeing a presidential run. Now another East Bay congressmember appears to be making a play for New Hampshire.

ELECTIONLINE: 29 days until the primary – Dellums’ DA pick; Appel dual endorsement in AD15

ELECTION 2018Ron DellumsDELLUMS ENDORSES PRICEThe East Bay's venerable liberal lion, former Rep. Ron Dellums, offered his endorsement of Pamela Price, the Alameda County District Attorney candidate seeking to unseat Nancy O'Malley next month. “I have always been proud of the long progressive tradition in Alameda County. But today, in Alameda County, there continues to exist … Continue reading ELECTIONLINE: 29 days until the primary – Dellums’ DA pick; Appel dual endorsement in AD15

O’Malley scrubs website of Sacramento DA’s endorsement after Price calls out similar fundraising conflicts

Civil right attorney Pamela Price is turningup the heat on Alameda County DistrictAttorney Nancy O'Malley in recent weeks.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--Last week ,the campaign for Alameda County District Attorney candidate Pamela Price attempted to highlight a link between incumbent Alameda County D.A. Nancy O'Malley and her counterpart in Sacramento, who is currently embroiled in the … Continue reading O’Malley scrubs website of Sacramento DA’s endorsement after Price calls out similar fundraising conflicts

Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Including donations from attorney Joe Cotchettand his law firm, Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley raised $27,200 in the past eight days.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--The powerful Burlingame law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Facebook shareholder on Tuesday over the recent disclosure that the social media company failed to … Continue reading Powerful progressive law firm plunks down $20,000 for Nancy O’Malley’s campaign

Nancy O’Malley says she’ll return donations from Tri-Valley developer indicted on federal campaign finance charges

Alameda County District Attorney NancyO'Malley speaking at the San LeandroDemocratic Club in February.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley says her re-election campaign will return contributions from a well-known Tri-Valley developer who was indicted last August for violating federal election campaign finance laws and, prior to that, was ordered to pay $650,000 in … Continue reading Nancy O’Malley says she’ll return donations from Tri-Valley developer indicted on federal campaign finance charges

Price says O’Malley didn’t charge Fremont officers for killing 16-year-old because of $10,000 campaign donation

Oakland civil rights attorney Pamela Price,left, is challenging  Alameda County DANancy O'Malley in June.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--Pamela Price says Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley did not charge two Fremont police officers for the killing last year of an unarmed 16-year-old girl because the Fremont police union gave her a $10,000 campaign contribution last November. … Continue reading Price says O’Malley didn’t charge Fremont officers for killing 16-year-old because of $10,000 campaign donation

There’s going to be two Bontas on the ballot in Alameda next fall

Mialisa Bonta is the founder and CEO ofthe Oakland education non-profit LitLab.ALAMEDA--ELECTION 2018--Apparently, it's what political couples do for romance. Last Valentine's Day, Assemblymember Rob Bonta posted a photo on his Facebook page taken at the Alameda County Registrar of Voters office. However, it wasn't Rob Bonta who was filing to run for office that … Continue reading There’s going to be two Bontas on the ballot in Alameda next fall

On a frigid night, progressives give Nancy O’Malley the cold shoulder, deny endorsements

Alameda County District Attorney NancyO'Malley and Pamela Price at a candidateforum last Thursday in San Leandro.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley's re-election campaign is bolstered by higher name-recognition and awash in campaign contributions. But neither fact appeared to hold much sway last week with two East Bay progressive groups.Both the San Leandro … Continue reading On a frigid night, progressives give Nancy O’Malley the cold shoulder, deny endorsements

Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

Powerful landlord interests are making early bets on Hayward Mayor Barbara Halliday, Councilmembers Mark Salinas, Sara Lamnin.HAYWARD CITY COUNCILThree Hayward officials received nearly maxed-out contributions from the powerful pro-landlord California Apartment Association (CAA) and affiliates last year, according to campaign finance reports released earlier this month.At a special Hayward council meeting last week focusing on rental housing … Continue reading Up for re-election, three Hayward officials seek to help renters as landlords fund their campaigns

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

AD15 candidate Buffy Wicks raised a whopping $500,000 in campaign contributions last year

AD15 candidate Buffy Wicks raised $209,000during the first half of the 2017.ELECTION 2018--15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--Buffy Wicks is again making her opponents in the 15th Assembly District green with envy.After bursting onto the scene last summer with an impressive one-month haul, Wicks says her campaign will file year-end campaign finance reports that include in excess of … Continue reading AD15 candidate Buffy Wicks raised a whopping $500,000 in campaign contributions last year

AC Transit boardmember hasn’t filed campaign finance reports since 2010; faces $60k FPPC fine

AC Transit Board Director Mark WilliamsAC TRANSIT BOARD OF DIRECTORSAC Transit Board Director Mark Williams did not face a credible opponent during his 2014 re-election campaign. Yet, the two-term boardmember, who is also up for re-election this June, repeatedly failed to file campaign finance reports for more than four years.Later, this month, the state's Fair Political … Continue reading AC Transit boardmember hasn’t filed campaign finance reports since 2010; faces $60k FPPC fine