CA15: Brendan St. John is the man in the middle

Pleasanton's Brendan St. John hopes to give CA15 voters an alternative to Swalwell. "I've always said the greatest thing about Eric Swalwell is no matter the opinion, he agrees with you."

New polling suggests a nailbiter in Honda-Khanna rematch

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |An independent poll released Monday predicts the contentious rematch between Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna is a tossup with less than a month before Election Day.A SurveyUSA-KPIX poll shows Khanna with 38 percent of those survey, followed by Honda at 37 percent. More than a quarter of respondents--26 … Continue reading New polling suggests a nailbiter in Honda-Khanna rematch

Assembly Speaker pegs 16th District as a top opportunity for Democrats

Assemblymember Catharine Baker andchallenger Cheryl Cook-Kallio.ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT | It took six years for Republicans to snatch the 16th Assembly District from Democrats. Now Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon wants it back in the Democrat's column after just one election cycle.Rendon called the campaign for the Contra Costa County and Tri Valley-centered seat held by … Continue reading Assembly Speaker pegs 16th District as a top opportunity for Democrats

SD7 Poll: Glazer leads Bonilla by 10 points with election just days away

SD7 candidate Steve GlazerSTATE SENTATE | DISTRICT 7 | Steve Glazer's hopes of winning next Tuesday's special State Senate Seventh District race were buoyed Friday by an independent poll showing a 10-point advantage over fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla with just days before the May 19 election.The telephone poll, conducted by KPIX-TV and Survey USA, shows … Continue reading SD7 Poll: Glazer leads Bonilla by 10 points with election just days away

SD7 Special Election Primary Preview: Can Glazer Reach The Top Two?

State Senate District 7 candidates: Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, former Assembymember Joan Buchanan and Assemblymember Susan Bonilla.MEET THE CANDIDATES As an assemblymember, Susan Bonilla already represents almost half of the voters in the State Senate's 7th District. The former high school teacher and Contra Costa County supervisor has the endorsement of the Democratic Party and the former … Continue reading SD7 Special Election Primary Preview: Can Glazer Reach The Top Two?

Poll Shows Honda Up 19 Points Over Khanna; Republicans Lag Far Behind

Ro Khanna, Rep. Mike HondaCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | As the number of days before the June primary inch closer to single digits a KPIX/SurveyUSA poll shows Rep. Mike Honda with a 19 point advantage over fellow Democrat Ro Khanna in the East Bay’s 17th Congressional District race.The poll of 825 registered voters from May 20-22 … Continue reading Poll Shows Honda Up 19 Points Over Khanna; Republicans Lag Far Behind

Poll Predicts Lower State Turnout Than 2008 Despite Influx Of New Voters

| ELECTION DAY | Despite a near historic flood of late newly registered voters in California, a new Field Poll predicts turnout will be just a tick under 70 percent.The poll, released today, suggests overall enthusiasm for this year’s presidential election is not necessarily diminished, but nowhere near the once-in-a-lifetime exuberance seen in 2008 when electing … Continue reading Poll Predicts Lower State Turnout Than 2008 Despite Influx Of New Voters

CD15 Preview: More Democrats In South County May Lead The Way For Stark

ELECTION '12//CONGRESS 15 The most distinguishing factor from the June 5 primary was easily its lack of voter participation, not only in Alameda County, but all over the Golden State. In fact, just 31.3 percent of registered voters bothered to cast their ballot. More shockingly, only 9.77 percent of voters were enthused by their local races … Continue reading CD15 Preview: More Democrats In South County May Lead The Way For Stark

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

Quirk Hold Off Hard-Charging Ong Setting Up An Interesting Runoff In Assembly 20

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20 ANALYSISJune 6, 2012 | Hayward Councilman Bill Quirk won the California primary Tuesday night for the 20th Assembly District, setting up a match up in the fall with a candidate who managed to energize voters in an election that engendered little enthusiasm.Quirk won the primary with 30.20 percent of the vote. Dr. … Continue reading Quirk Hold Off Hard-Charging Ong Setting Up An Interesting Runoff In Assembly 20

Poll Shows Quirk With Big Lead; Tight Race For Second

ELECTION '12//ASSEMBLY 20May 14, 2012 | Hayward Councilman Bill Quirk appears on the way to easily winning the June primary in the 20th Assembly District, while the race for second shows all four opponents still in the race, according to polling results released this weekend.The poll of 554 registered voters conducted by Godbe Reseach shows Quirk with 25 … Continue reading Poll Shows Quirk With Big Lead; Tight Race For Second

Swalwell’s Second Place Strategy

ELECTION 2012//CONGRESS 15April 26, 2012 | In his last seven congressional races, Rep. Pete Stark has garnered over 70 percent of the vote in every case. His challenger Eric Swalwell is hoping to limit the 40-year congressman to a figure in the low-50s, according to a report on the Washington web site, Talking Points Memo.“This … Continue reading Swalwell’s Second Place Strategy

Debate Preview: All Three Candidates For Congress Meet For The First Time

Chris ParejaCONGRESS 15April 10, 2012 | While Rep. Pete Stark and his vastly younger Democratic challenger Eric Swalwell prepare to break out butterfly collars and chant "here comes the judge!" like its 1972, there is another candidate hoping to draw upon the addition of moderate to conservative voters drawn into the 15th Congressional District after … Continue reading Debate Preview: All Three Candidates For Congress Meet For The First Time