Prominent Tri-Valley developer indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Swalwell

Eric Swalwell announcing his first run forCongress at a 2011 rally in Dublin.15TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTOn a rainy night in April 2012, during what would be former Rep. Pete Stark's final political campaign, the irascible 40-year congressman lashed out at his young opponent, then Dublin Councilmember Eric Swalwell, alleging he took bribes from a well-connected Tri-Valley developer. … Continue reading Prominent Tri-Valley developer indicted for illegal campaign contributions to Swalwell

Familiar Tri Valley Interests Fund Leading Republican In Pleasanton Council Race

Kathy NarumPLEASANTON//SPECIAL COUNCIL ELECTION | When it comes to savvy developers in the Tri Valley, throw a rock in the air and you’ll assuredly hit a politician freely taking their campaign contributions. Developer's money is the coin of the realm in places like Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon and Pleasanton is no different, especially when a … Continue reading Familiar Tri Valley Interests Fund Leading Republican In Pleasanton Council Race

Wait And See: Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

Ro KhannaELLEN CORBETT/RO KHANNA It’s assumed Eric Swalwell’s upset last Tuesday was the worst thing possible for the congressional hopes of State Senate Majority Leader Ellen Corbett and former Obama appointee Ro Khanna. Not so, but it is now based solely on how Swalwell is able to build upon the power of the incumbency. If … Continue reading Wait And See: Even The Losers Get Lucky Sometimes

The Real Eric Swalwell Revealed

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | On June 5, just hours after casting a vote for himself in the East Bay's 15th Congressional District primary against incumbent Congressman Pete Stark, Dublin City Councilman Eric Swalwell voted to approve a no-bid, monopoly contract to a local garbage company while members of that firm's upper management sat in attendance. … Continue reading The Real Eric Swalwell Revealed

Stark’s Hilarious Mailer Skewering Swalwell’s Inexperience Also Shows Fundraising Strength

ELECTION ‘12//CONGRESS 15 NOTES | During the same infamous forum where Rep. Pete Stark charged Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell with accepting bribes from a Tri Valley developer, he also lobbed biting rejoinders such as calling his opponent a “pipsqueak” and “bush leaguer.”Those remarks appear to be the basis for one of the most hilarious political … Continue reading Stark’s Hilarious Mailer Skewering Swalwell’s Inexperience Also Shows Fundraising Strength

AstroTurf Or Not, Residents In Dublin Begin Nascent Recall Campaign Against Swalwell

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 | A long-rumored campaign to recall Dublin Councilman Eric Swalwell now has a web site and a bully pulpit. The unidentified site makes no mention to a specific group behind the recall campaign, but lays out a litany of charges against Swalwell, a Democrat, who is also running this November for Congress … Continue reading AstroTurf Or Not, Residents In Dublin Begin Nascent Recall Campaign Against Swalwell