Ro Khanna endorsed Kimberly Ellis for state party chair, but didn’t vote for her

Rep. Ro Khanna17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTLt. Gov. Gavin Newsom last month famously announced support for both candidates in the hard-fought state Democratic Party chair race. But in the aftermath of the contentious campaign won by Los Angeles Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman over the progressive Richmond upstart Kimberly Ellis, it was later learned that Newsom didn't … Continue reading Ro Khanna endorsed Kimberly Ellis for state party chair, but didn’t vote for her

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

Guv hopeful, Delaine Eastin, officially opens campaign account

Delaine Eastin for Governor 2018 is up and running.GOVERNOR | Former East Bay lawmaker Delaine Eastin's bid for California governor is officially open for business."Eastin for Governor 2018" was registered with the state Secretary of State's office on Tuesday. However, the campaign's coffers are literally bare. No activity is shown.It's a stark difference with her … Continue reading Guv hopeful, Delaine Eastin, officially opens campaign account

EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

Latest attack ad charges Alameda's Tony Daysogwith pay-to-play.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL --- ANOTHER NASTY HIT --Assuredly somebody has it in for Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog. Over the weekend, a second scathing attack piece hit mailboxes. And like the first, no group has taken credit for the negative mailer. After linking Daysog to Donald Trump last week, … Continue reading EBCampaign NOTEBOOK – 1 day from ELECTION DAY IN THE BAY

CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters

Ro Khanna and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom at acampaign rally in Cupertino Thursday.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Ro Khanna’s first run for Rep. Mike Honda’s seat three years ago began at De Anza College. His final sprint toward Election Day this time around returned to the same quad, with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in … Continue reading CA17: Newsom rallies Khanna supporters

Swalwell for Senate? It isn’t a crazy idea

THE FLOAT: Rep. Eric Swalwell says hemay have interest in running for U.S. Senate.U.S. SENATE | He isn’t serious? Is he?While some of the biggest names in California politics are believed to be interested in replacing U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced her retirement last week, there were hints dropped by Rep. Eric Swalwell that … Continue reading Swalwell for Senate? It isn’t a crazy idea

DOWN BALLOT: Oct. 28, 2014, 7 Days Until Election Day

Sen. Barbara Boxer backs Schaaf.OAKLAND MAYOR Councilmember Libby Schaaf received another high-profile endorsement Tuesday, this time, from U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer. Earlier this month, Schaaf's former boss, Gov. Jerry Brown, backed her campaign...Meanwhile, on Sunday morning, Parker received the support of former NAACP President Ben Jealous. The San Francisco Chronicle says a surprise announcement scheduled by … Continue reading DOWN BALLOT: Oct. 28, 2014, 7 Days Until Election Day

California Democratic Party’s Depth Puts Republicans In An Even Deeper Hole

BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL: California State Attorney General Kamala Harris is at the top of the state's food chain, but schools of energized young Democrats make up a formidable pool of future activists for continuing the party's statewide dominance. PHOTO/Shane Bond SUNDAY COLUMN | The first thoughts when comparing the California Democratic State Convention this weekend and … Continue reading California Democratic Party’s Depth Puts Republicans In An Even Deeper Hole

NEWSOM STRONGLY CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZING CANNABIS

California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom addresses Democrats, Apr. 13, at the state party convention in Sacramento. PHOTO/Shane BondCADEM CONVENTION | California Lieutenant Gov. Gavin Newsom challenged the political establishments on both sides of the aisle Saturday afternoon calling for decriminalizing marijuana and describing the decades-long war on drugs as “an abject failure.”“I think it’s time for politicians … Continue reading NEWSOM STRONGLY CALLS FOR DECRIMINALIZING CANNABIS

Corbett May Have Averted Potential Land Mine Set By Team Hayashi

STATE SENTAOR CANCELS CHABOT COLLEGE APPEARANCE LAST WEEK AFTER HEADS UP FROM PROFESSORBy Steven Tavaressteven.tavares@eastbaycitizen.com@eastbaycitizen on twitterWithin most every controversy lies a common thread sometimes lead to wholly unexpected views of the same issue. The East Bay is steeped in layers and a slight provocation last week by Chabot College toward the proposed Russell City … Continue reading Corbett May Have Averted Potential Land Mine Set By Team Hayashi

Newsom, Harris Set Their Course As Future of Calif. Democrats

NEW LT. GOV AND ATTORNEY GENERAL APPEAR TO LAY GROUNDWORK FOR HIGHER OFFICEBy Steven TavaresCalifornia Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Kamala Harris are the future of the state Democratic Party. Both brought their aura of their rockstar followings to the state convention. On several occasions Saturday bringing the hall to its feet in admiration.While … Continue reading Newsom, Harris Set Their Course As Future of Calif. Democrats

Primary Questions

What's a seat on the Board of Supervisor's worth? Between $50k and $1 million? By Steven Tavares How will the race for the District 2 supervisor shakedown? It is unlikely any of the four candidates will avoid a November runoff. Can Nadia Lockyer's significant fund-raising advantage make her the top vote-getter? She will likely finish … Continue reading Primary Questions