Pamela Price mailer calls Nancy O’Malley corrupt

This mailer arrived in some Alameda Countymailboxes late last week.ALAMEDA COUNTY DA--ELECTION 2018--A large-size mailer sent late last week by Alameda County District Attorney candidate Pamela Price calls her opponent, incumbent Nancy O'Malley, corrupt."Corrupt Nancy O'Malley bad news for Alameda County families," blares a headline on the mailer, along with a photo of a dour-looking … Continue reading Pamela Price mailer calls Nancy O’Malley corrupt

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

Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

Former New York City Mayor MichaelBloomberg isn't likely to be a friendof Tony Thurmond next year.STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLSWhen it came to funding ballot initiatives for taxing sugary drinks in Oakland and San Francisco last fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was an ally of Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, who supported the initiativesBut, Bloomberg, … Continue reading Michael Bloomberg maxes out contributions to Tony Thurmond’s opponent for state supe

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

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

Khanna donor and Trump supporter Peter Thiel to address GOP Convention

Ro Khanna has received a total of $7,800 incontributions from Peter Thiel, right, who isspeaking Thursday on behalf of Donald Trump.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and funding behind the legal case that lead to the bankruptcy of media company Gawker, is speaking on behalf of Donald Trump Thursday at … Continue reading Khanna donor and Trump supporter Peter Thiel to address GOP Convention

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley riding a mechanical bull at a fundraiser April 9 hosted by Castro Valley resident Chuck Moore. Miley was required to ride the bull every time $500 was raised.ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s body jerked with the rhythm of the mechanical bull below him. Wearing a floppy hat … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s obscene campaign finance stunts

$MONEYBALL$ East Bay Legislative Candidates raised $163k this week

MONEYBALL | Tens of millions worth of campaign contributions will be received this election cycle by East Bay candidates running for the State Senate and State Assembly. The numbers are daunting as a whole, but telling when tracked and viewed as the big checks are cashed over the next two months. To better show the … Continue reading $MONEYBALL$ East Bay Legislative Candidates raised $163k this week

Despite recent switch from GOP, Welch has long history of donating to Democrats

Katherine Welch in Oakland last January.STATE SENATE | 9TH DISTRICT | Some voters in the Ninth State Senate District, one of the most progressive areas in the entire state, might be skeptical about candidate Katherine Welch following a new story last year that revealed she only recently switched her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat."I've … Continue reading Despite recent switch from GOP, Welch has long history of donating to Democrats

Sandre Swanson’s latest fundraising totals are a concern

Sandre Swanson, Wilma Chan and Nancy SkinnerSTATE SENATE | DISTRICT 9 | Sandre Swanson could have a big money problem in next year’s likely hard-fought June primary next year in the Ninth State Senate District.The early endorsement of his campaign by State Sen. Loni Hancock—the current holder of the seat who is termed out next … Continue reading Sandre Swanson’s latest fundraising totals are a concern

Skinner, Chan post big fundraising figures padded by former campaign accounts

Former Democratic Assemblymemebers SandreSwanson, Wilma Chan and Nancy Skinner are allvying for SD9 next year.STATE SENATE | CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Nancy Skinner is sitting on a pile of cash. Just a year away from a titanic Democratic tussle in next June’s primary for the Ninth State Senate District, Skinner’s campaign reported $925,176 in cash on … Continue reading Skinner, Chan post big fundraising figures padded by former campaign accounts

Republican East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker posts strong first-half fundraising numbers

Assemblymember Catharine BakerASSEMBLY | CAMPAIGN FINANCE | Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker raised more than $427,000 during the first half on this year. Baker, who is the lone local Republican member of the Legislature, nearly outpaced the rest of the East Bay Assembly caucus in campaign finance reports released by the Secretary of State’s office.Most view … Continue reading Republican East Bay Assemblymember Catharine Baker posts strong first-half fundraising numbers

Labor Group Calls on Khanna to Return Donations from Tech CEO Who Paid Some Workers $1.21/hr

Tech CEO Guy Gecht with Fremont Mayor Bill Harrison. Gecht was ordered by the U.S. Department of Labor to pay $40,000 in back wages to eight worker the company paid as little as $1.21 an hour.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | The Alameda Labor Council wants congressional candidate Ro Khanna to return a maxed-out contribution to … Continue reading Labor Group Calls on Khanna to Return Donations from Tech CEO Who Paid Some Workers $1.21/hr

Eric Swalwell’s Pay for Hire Problem

CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Just after he was sworn into office in January 2013, East Bay Congressman Eric Swalwell hired the daughter of a wealthy donor after she also contributed to his winning 2012 election campaign, records show. In all, the family of William "Bill" Watkins — who is the former CEO of Seagate … Continue reading Eric Swalwell’s Pay for Hire Problem