Khanna floats Lee for U.S. Senate: A look at the political earthquake that would hit the East Bay

CONGRESSBefore Rep. Ro Khanna dropped fellow Alameda County Rep. Barbara Lee's name today as a possible progressive challenge to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who announced Monday that she is running for re-election next year, the idea of such a run was mostly the dreams of her uber progressive constituents in the East Bay.In fact, on several … Continue reading Khanna floats Lee for U.S. Senate: A look at the political earthquake that would hit the East Bay

Progressive wave of Bay Area candidates strike unifying message against Democratic Party: ‘They’re not us’

Alameda County District Attorney candidatePamela Price speaking to voters Wednesday at the City of Alameda Democratic Club.PHOTOS/Zac GoldsteinELECTION 2018Four prohibitive political underdogs took the stage in Alameda Wednesday night with visions of unseating entrenched incumbents in the U.S. Senate, Congress and the Alameda County District Attorney's office. While their platforms hovered around slightly different points on … Continue reading Progressive wave of Bay Area candidates strike unifying message against Democratic Party: ‘They’re not us’

Khanna offers strategy for Democratic Party’s success, but hundreds shut out of town hall

Rep. Ro Khanna apologizing to constituentswho were unable to hear him speak Wednesdaynight at Ohlone College in Fremont.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTWhile congressmembers, particularly Republicans, are being harangued by constituents at town halls across the country, Rep. Ro Khanna’s first in Fremont, conversely, sounded more like an opportunity for the freshman lawmaker to vent about the current … Continue reading Khanna offers strategy for Democratic Party’s success, but hundreds shut out of town hall

If Swalwell is indeed running for Feinstein’s senate seat, poll shows him trailing the pack

It would not be the first time Rep. Eric Swalwellhas flown a trial balloon to gauge support for a run in the U.S. Senate.U.S. SENATEWhen Barbara Boxer announced in 2015 that she would not run for re-election to the U.S. Senate, East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell's name curiously popped up on the early list of candidates coveting … Continue reading If Swalwell is indeed running for Feinstein’s senate seat, poll shows him trailing the pack

Barbara Boxer backs Mike Honda; Jimmy Carter chooses Ro Khanna

Clockwise from left: President Jimmy Carter; Sen. Barbara Boxer; Rep. Mike Honda; Ro Khanna. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 | The Democratic Party’s senior states-people are weighing-in on the 17th Congressional District today. Fresh off a campaign appearance last weekend in San Jose, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer endorsed Rep. Mike Honda’s re-election Monday. A few hours … Continue reading Barbara Boxer backs Mike Honda; Jimmy Carter chooses Ro Khanna

U.S. Senate run rejects Swalwell

Rep. Eric SwalwellCONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT | Two-term Rep. Eric Swalwell will not run for U.S. Senate this year. The 34-year-old will instead endorse presumptive favorite State Attorney General Kamala Harris to replace the retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer.Swalwell never officially entered the race, as the San Francisco Chronicle noted, but the trial balloon floated by … Continue reading U.S. Senate run rejects Swalwell

Mike Honda Condemns NFL Commish for Handling of Domestic Violence Incidents

Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda said he was “shocked and saddened” by the handling of a number of football players accused of domestic violence against by the National Football League and Commissioner Roger Goodell in recent weeks.“Commissioner Goodell’s inaction has damaged the integrity of the NFL and, most importantly, sent … Continue reading Mike Honda Condemns NFL Commish for Handling of Domestic Violence Incidents

Oakland Urges Sens. Feinstein, Boxer to Support Postal Service Legislation

OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL |The state of the U.S. Postal Service is a touchy subject to many in the East Bay. Threats by the federal government to shutter some post offices have ignited strong protests, along with potential cuts nationwide to service in response to large deficits.A resolution approved by the Oakland City Council Tuesday night … Continue reading Oakland Urges Sens. Feinstein, Boxer to Support Postal Service Legislation

Khanna Announces Run For Congress

CONGRESS 17 | Ro Khanna, the attorney and former Department of Commerce official, officially announced Tuesday his long-awaited bid for Congress in the 17th District against incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, who has been avidly preparing for the coming race with an onslaught of big-name Democratic endorsements and political bravado. Khanna released a Youtube video (watch it … Continue reading Khanna Announces Run For Congress

Rep. Honda Gains Feinstein, Boxer’s Backing For Congress In Yet Another Move To Discourage Khanna

Calif. Sens. Barbara Boxer, Dianne FeinsteinCONGRESS 17 | California’s two Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer added their endorsements to Congressional District 17 Rep. Mike Honda’s, long list of growing endorsements in preparation for a potential battle with young lawyer Ro Khanna who recently served in President Barack Obama’s Commerce Department.“I’m proud to endorse Congressman … Continue reading Rep. Honda Gains Feinstein, Boxer’s Backing For Congress In Yet Another Move To Discourage Khanna

Swalwell Hosts First Town Hall Meetings

PHOTO/Joseph Geha CONGRESS | “It’s good to be home,” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, addressing nearly 100 residents in Hayward Saturday attending his first day of town hall meetings. “I grew up in this area, I know it really well, and I think my most important responsibility is to update you, to inform you, and most importantly … Continue reading Swalwell Hosts First Town Hall Meetings

Eric Swalwell Defends Gun Control on Fox News’s Sean Hannity

CONGRESS | Congressman Eric Swalwell appeared on Sean Hannity Tuesday to defend gun control that’s been the center of national debate after the Sandy Hook Shooting last month. Hannity named the segment Tuesday night as “Is America Still a Constitutional Republic?” Swalwell followed the national Democratic position arguing that regulating high capacity magazines may limit … Continue reading Eric Swalwell Defends Gun Control on Fox News’s Sean Hannity

Council Candidate Releases Music Video; Lays Crushing Open-Field Tackle On Crime

ELECTION '12//CAMPAIGN VIDEOS | When it comes to campaign videos, this election season has been an embarrassment. No Oscar speeches here come next February. Eric Swalwell’s campaign for the 15th Congressional District, by itself, could fill an entire category at the Razzies. And it’s going to take a long time for him to live down … Continue reading Council Candidate Releases Music Video; Lays Crushing Open-Field Tackle On Crime