(VIDEO) Ro Khanna Was For Mike Honda Before He Was Against Him

ELECTION 2014 | CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Looks like Rep. Mike Honda’s campaign team has be mining the Internet for gold and found it. A few days after the campaign struggled to defend against an aggressive pair of offensives moves by Khanna, a new video has surfaced showing Khanna doing the worst thing possible. … Continue reading (VIDEO) Ro Khanna Was For Mike Honda Before He Was Against Him

Ro Khanna’s Most Important Campaign Finance Number is Zero

Ro KhannaELECTION 2014 | CONGRESS | DISTRICT 17 | So, Ro Khanna pulled down another $402,000 in campaign donations. So what? Who cares? How many yard signs does that buy? Will you be overjoyed by the appearance of another dozen campaign mailers flooding your mailbox? Khanna has now raised over $3.2 million and, believe me, … Continue reading Ro Khanna’s Most Important Campaign Finance Number is Zero

Khanna: I Challenge Thee to Four Debates

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Congressional challenger Ro Khanna is challenging fellow Democrat Rep. Mike Honda to a series of four monthly pre-primary debates.Khanna’s campaign says the potential debates have drawn the interest of the San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, KPIX, and NBC Bay Area. In addition, The Huffington Post and TechCrunch have … Continue reading Khanna: I Challenge Thee to Four Debates

Employing the Do-Nothing Congress Argument

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | National political pundits say Democrats will attempt to make increasing the minimum wage a major campaign issue this year. We’re already hearing smatterings of this strategy across the country. However, House incumbents across the land will almost assuredly be countered with a refrain similar to what Ro Khanna outlined in … Continue reading Employing the Do-Nothing Congress Argument

2014 Preview: Top 5 Best East Bay Political Races

2014 YEAR-IN-PREVIEW | The 2014 midterm elections will be huge in the East Bay. From Congress to the State Legislature to various big city mayoral elections, the campaigns are already gearing up for a strategy-filled election season. Here are the Top 5 races next year showing the greatest potential for interest and excitement:CA17: Ro Khanna … Continue reading 2014 Preview: Top 5 Best East Bay Political Races

On Ryan/Murray Budget: Lee Blasts; Swalwell Backs

Rep. Barbara Lee votes no.CONGRESS | BUDGET | Rep. Barbara Lee had tough words for the bipartisan budget bill passed Thursday by the House, which leaves over 1.3 million Americans without unemployment checks early next year, while fellow Alameda County Rep. Eric Swalwell boasted over its the conciliatory nature.“We are talking about 1.3 million people who … Continue reading On Ryan/Murray Budget: Lee Blasts; Swalwell Backs

Khanna, Honda Follow Tech Titan’s Call For NSA Reforms

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Some of Silicon Valley’s biggest names are becoming increasingly concerned over the breadth of the federal government’s reach into the consumer data that companies, like Apple, Google and Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, LinkedIn and AOL collect. On Monday, the tech giants sent a letter to President Obama and Congress urging for surveillance … Continue reading Khanna, Honda Follow Tech Titan’s Call For NSA Reforms

Dean Scream Directed At Khanna

Howard Dean: And if you can't go to New Hampshire, I want you to go to Arizona or New Mexico or California's 17th District. Eiiarrgh!!CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda may finally have a plan to combat his Democratic challenger’s prodigious fundraising prowess. While tapping into a growing populist discord for the Silicon Valley … Continue reading Dean Scream Directed At Khanna

Stark Unplugged: "Hopefully Eric Will Lose’ And Ro "Has To Wait And Run’

Pete Stark, Rep. Eric SwalwellCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Pete Stark's four decades in Congress did not have a happy ending and the bitter defeat to Democrat Eric Swalwell apparently still burns. Stark told Roll Call, a publication focused on Congress, he plans to do everything in his power to help State Sen. Ellen Corbett … Continue reading Stark Unplugged: "Hopefully Eric Will Lose’ And Ro "Has To Wait And Run’

Ronnie Lott Morphs Into Nate Silver, Predicts Victory For Khanna

CONGRESS//17TH DISTRICT | If Ro Khanna played in the NFL, he would undoubtedly be a placekicker. Nonetheless, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott acted as both Vince Lombardi and political Nostradamus Nate Silver during a rousing pep talk at a fundraiser for Khanna’s run at Rep. Mike Honda's seat in 17th Congressional District.“You’ve won the election. We all know that you have won,” … Continue reading Ronnie Lott Morphs Into Nate Silver, Predicts Victory For Khanna

Khanna Employs The West Coast Offense

Ro Khanna, part of the Faithful.CONGRESS//17TH DISTRICT | There’s a sports axiom often co-opted by business: if you want to be a champion, surround yourself with winners. Ro Khanna has enlisted a group of Super Bowl champions to his team as he bids to unseat Rep. Mike Honda in the 17th Congressional District.An email to supporters … Continue reading Khanna Employs The West Coast Offense

Report: Reps Honda, Swalwell Part Of $1.7m In Special Interest-Paid Trips Abroad This Summer

CONGRESS | Some members of Congress spent the summer break hobnobbing with constituents. Others did that while also travelling abroad to places such as Africa, the Middle East, South America and Israel. Roll Call reported over $1.7 million in special interest money was spent on members of Congress to fly free this summer.Included in the report are … Continue reading Report: Reps Honda, Swalwell Part Of $1.7m In Special Interest-Paid Trips Abroad This Summer

Honda’s Bid To Create Space On Social Security Lasts A Day

Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS 17//2014 ELECTIONS | Rep. Mike Honda was ready to pounce on a potential distinction between him and his fellow Democratic challenger Ro Khanna. Social Security would be the issue marking a significant insight into Honda’s campaign strategy. If Khanna can seemingly conjure up $1 million with a snap of his … Continue reading Honda’s Bid To Create Space On Social Security Lasts A Day

Khanna Raises $1 Million Since April And It’s Not Even His Personal Best

Ro KhannaCONGRESS 17 | The top-flight Democratic endorsements Rep. Mike Honda has collected over the month may ultimately be ethereal, but in politics, as in life, money talks.Ro Khanna, also a Democrat and a former Obama Commerce Department official challenging Honda next year in the 17th Congressional District, is again setting fundraising records. He reported receipts … Continue reading Khanna Raises $1 Million Since April And It’s Not Even His Personal Best

Honda-Khanna Race May Pivot On Immigration Reform

The irreplaceable Sacramento daily newsletter "The Nooner" and its author Scott Lay make some astute reads on the Dem-on-Dem race in the South Bay's 17th Congressional District between Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna. "And, anyone who thinks this is Swalwell v. Stark is mistaken."Lay says the biggest issue in the race will not be decided … Continue reading Honda-Khanna Race May Pivot On Immigration Reform