Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

Assembly candidate Buffy Wicks at a candidate forum last January in Albany.15TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT--ELECTION 2018--An extensive poll from the well-bankrolled upstart in the wide-open race for the 15th Assembly District shows a candidate unsure over how to present herself to voters with just over three months before the June primary.In the poll sent via email and … Continue reading Illustrative polling highlights East Bay assembly candidate’s evolving campaign strategy

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

Ro Khanna, once bankrolled by Silicon Valley elites, now joins anti-establishment group

Ro Khanna, left, with state Lt. Gov. GavinNewsom last October in Cupertino.17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICTRep. Ro Khanna is vowing to take over the progressive flank of the Democratic Party by joining a group whose sole intention is to bring down establishment Democrats in Congress.The decision to become the first sitting member of the House to join the … Continue reading Ro Khanna, once bankrolled by Silicon Valley elites, now joins anti-establishment group

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

Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to investigate Russia'sinvolvement in alleged cyber espionage.CONGRESS | 15TH DISTRICT |Rep. Eric Swalwell wants to get to the bottom of Russia's alleged interference during this year's U.S. presidential election.The East Bay congressmember introduced a bill Wednesday along with a top-ranking House Democrats that would form a 12-person, bipartisan commission to investigate … Continue reading Swalwell introduces bill for commission on Russian electoral interference

WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

17th District Congressional candidate Ro KhannaOct. 27 in Cupertino. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An email from Ro Khanna’s well-connected campaign chair to Hillary Clinton adviser John Podesta raises questions about the congressional candidate consistency over the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.Khanna campaign chair Steve Spinner wrote to Podesta in May 2015 saying Khanna supported … Continue reading WikiLeaks email suggests Khanna was once down with TPP

EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

12 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY | Sometimes the Internet is not what it seems. For some, the person one perceives on the other end of an online interaction is not who they are in real life. It's not uncommon for, say a man, to fall in love with a person online without ever seeing them … Continue reading EBCampaign: Swanson commits ‘political catfishing’; Khanna invited Hillary to his wedding; Cook-Kallio gets high on pot $$

Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

Thousands of emails belonging to John Podesta havebeen released by WikiLeaks in recent weeks.PHOTO/Creative CommonsCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Last January, Ro Khanna's congressional campaign was seeking an early knockout in its rematch this year with Rep. Mike Honda.The devastating blow, his campaign chair Steve Spinner believed, would have arrived in the form of … Continue reading Podesta WikiLeaks emails: Khanna sought Hillary Clinton’s endorsement

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

Honda’s past campaign suspected Khanna was phishing their emails

Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face eachother in a rematch this November.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |Rep. Mike Honda's previous congressional campaign believed Ro Khanna may have been trying to gain access to their emails, according to a 2013 campaign memo. The technique, called “spear phishing,” is often used to dupe users … Continue reading Honda’s past campaign suspected Khanna was phishing their emails

Is Alameda Councilman Tony Daysog a Republican in Democratic clothing?

Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog, alongwith Jennifer Roloff, at an endorsement meeting in August for the Alameda Democratic Club.ALAMEDA CITY COUNCIL |ELECTION 2016 |Alameda Councilmember Tony Daysog owns a Web domain named “Moderate Democrat,” but some Democrats in Alameda and the county central committee are doubting his allegiance to the party, all together.An email from June, obtained by … Continue reading Is Alameda Councilman Tony Daysog a Republican in Democratic clothing?

‘Shake up’ in Berkeley mayor’s race: Bernie Sanders endorses Jesse Arreguin

Bernie Sanders puts his stamp on the Berkeleymayor's race this fall.BERKELEY | Former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, the darling of progressives nationwide, is endorsing Jesse Arreguin for mayor of Berkeley.“Berkeley is known across the country and the world as a progressive, trailblazing city. And so Berkeley needs a truly progressive Mayor,” said Sanders. … Continue reading ‘Shake up’ in Berkeley mayor’s race: Bernie Sanders endorses Jesse Arreguin

EBCampaign: Baker is tied to the Trump Train; Council candidates line up in Oakland, Alameda

94 DAYS UNTIL ELECTION DAY |As the dynamics of the presidential election begin to take hold, it's becoming increasingly clear that East Bay Republican Assemblymember Catharine Baker's fate will rest with The Donald. The 16th Assembly District only slightly favors Democrats and includes a clear majority of Republicans and independents. And even though Baker reported … Continue reading EBCampaign: Baker is tied to the Trump Train; Council candidates line up in Oakland, Alameda

State political director for Hillary Clinton to run for Oakland’s at-large council seat

Peggy Moore filed an intention to run Wednesday for Oakland's at-large council seat.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | AT-LARGE |Peggy Moore, one of the East Bay’s best and brightest political apparatchiks is poised to become highest-profile challenger yet for any of the five open seats on the Oakland City Council.Moore, a member of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s office and … Continue reading State political director for Hillary Clinton to run for Oakland’s at-large council seat

EBCampaign: Khanna’s misstep and the campaign ad that really isn’t that new

Ro Khanna's first moves as a congressional front-runner have been mixed, including his response tocontributor Peter Thiel's support of Donald Trump.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |Political campaigns typically shy away from handing over to their own supporters information that could undermine their efforts. So, it was a bit odd that Ro Khanna's congressional campaign sent an … Continue reading EBCampaign: Khanna’s misstep and the campaign ad that really isn’t that new