Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Ro Khanna says Rep. Mike Honda's latestpolitical ad contains racial innuendo.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |ELECTION 2016 |It may be the most biting and deprecating political ad in the Bay Area this election cycle. Rep. Mike Honda's 30-second hit on Ro Khanna released Thursday, asserts with comical flair that his challenger is beholden to Wall Street … Continue reading Ro Khanna thinks Mike Honda’s latest ad contains racial innuendo. See for yourself

Khanna, preaching resilience, announces another bid for Honda’s seat

Ro Khanna: "The resilience that I have is not just because I was born in Philadelphia and grew up watching Rocky movies. It’s because this stuff matters." Khanna announced another run for Congress in CA17 Saturday.In addition to his 2014 congressional race, Khannaran as 27-year-old against former Rep. Tom Lantos.PHOTOS/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | … Continue reading Khanna, preaching resilience, announces another bid for Honda’s seat

Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?

The PAC Working for Us sent two mailerslast month, above and below, that offered racial stereotypes against India.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | It was an especially steely comment as far as campaign press releases in mid-June go from the Ro Khanna campaign Tuesday morning. And the controversy he may need  to unseat Rep. Mike Honda could … Continue reading Khanna Asks Honda, Why Denounce Redskins, but not Indo American Mailer?

Canvassing with Khanna

Congressional candidate Ro Khanna canvassing a Fremont neighborhood in early May. PHOTOS/Steven TavaresCONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | The walk started on Bruce Drive in a quiet, suburban tangle of nondescript homes, often dolled up with colorful, blooming yards and well-kept lawns in Fremont’s Irvington District. “It’s a very civil district,” says Ro Khanna, a tall, thin, … Continue reading Canvassing with Khanna

Why Khanna Is The One To Beat Honda

THE SUNDAY COLUMN | California’s 17th Congressional District is quite possibly the single most important seat in Congress. The land of Apple, Google, Facebook, Cisco, Tesla and just about every other startup fueling the new economy today is located in this area, yet the linkage between these ideas and products and government are non-existent in … Continue reading Why Khanna Is The One To Beat Honda

After Poor Results In 25th Assembly Delegate Elections, Wieckowski Asks For Re-Vote, Risks Alienating Minorities

ASSEMBLY 25 | Winners of the 25th Assembly District delegates election say Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski’s office is attempting to overturn the results, which critics say will disenfranchise many of the Fremont and Santa Clara County minority groups whose opposing slate of candidates successfully won 9 of the 12 seats two weeks ago.At issue is at … Continue reading After Poor Results In 25th Assembly Delegate Elections, Wieckowski Asks For Re-Vote, Risks Alienating Minorities

Salwan Appointed To Fremont City Council; Fills Out Mayor Harrison’s Term

Dr. Raj SalwanFREMONT | For the third time in two years, the Fremont City Council has appointed a new member to its brethren. The five-member council chose local Democratic stalwart Raj Salwan Monday night to serve the remaining two years of newly-elected Mayor Bill Harrison’s council seat.Salwan, a Fremont planning commissioner and chair of the … Continue reading Salwan Appointed To Fremont City Council; Fills Out Mayor Harrison’s Term

Corbett Buys Home In 15th District; Stark Moving To Bay Area?; Swalwell Worried; Khanna Watches

CONGRESS | State Sen. Ellen Corbett’s interest in running Congress in 2014 has one big problem: she does not live in the 15th Congressional District. But, that has since been rectified.Alameda County records show Corbett, termed out of the State Senate in two years, is preparing in earnest to take a shot at Congressman-elect Eric … Continue reading Corbett Buys Home In 15th District; Stark Moving To Bay Area?; Swalwell Worried; Khanna Watches

Rise Of The Philosopher King Or Democratic Foot Soldier?

CONGRESS | Within a few days of each other, two ideologically opposed Indian American politicos weighed in on the importance of philosophy versus business acumen in the race for president. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is the darling of the right. Not just for his conservative chops but the color of his skin and unique heritage in … Continue reading Rise Of The Philosopher King Or Democratic Foot Soldier?

Opponent Says Post On Cannabis Web Site By Supervisor Miley’s Aide Smacks Of Racism

Nate Miley and Bob SwansonELECTION '12//ALAMEDA COUNTY SUPERVISORMay 30, 2012 | Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s opponent in next week’s June primary is angry over a posting on a pro-cannabis Web site by one of Miley’s long-time aides, saying they say smacks of racism and insinuate  the challenger is something other than American. Bob Swanson, … Continue reading Opponent Says Post On Cannabis Web Site By Supervisor Miley’s Aide Smacks Of Racism

Will 2012 be the year of the South Asian in the East Bay?

FIFTY+ONE blogJan. 13, 2012 | Two thousand twelve is barely two weeks old and I’m embarrassed to say my predictions for the top 10 story lines of the year may have excluded one major development.Will this be the year where Indian American candidates in the East Bay grab political power in one dramatic and possibly … Continue reading Will 2012 be the year of the South Asian in the East Bay?