Former East Bay legislative candidate is running for state insurance commissioner

Peter Kuo finished a surprising second in the 2014 10th State Senate race that included DemsBob Wieckowski and Mary Hayashi.STATEWIDE OFFICERepublican Peter Kuo ran for the state senate's 10th District in 2014 and followed it up last year with a challenge in the 17th Congressional District. Kuo lost on both occasions, although, he advanced to the 2014 … Continue reading Former East Bay legislative candidate is running for state insurance commissioner

CA17 PREVIEW: The rematch and rehash

Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna are two of six candidates in the June congressional primary in District 17. Other candidates include Republicans Ron Cohen, Peter Kuo; Libertarian Kennita Watson; and San Jose Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio, also a Democrat.MEET THE CANDIDATES Everybody knows Rep. Mike Honda, the jovial, grandfatherly representative that sings karaoke in Spanish. … Continue reading CA17 PREVIEW: The rematch and rehash

Rob Bonta’s assembly challenger is a Donald Trump delegate

Republican Roseann Slonsky-Breault was nameda Trump delegate and is facing AssemblymemberRob Bonta in the June primary.ASSEMBLY | 18TH DISTRICT |Two years ago, Oakland Assemblymember Rob Bonta was opposed by a Republican who suggested an United Nations secret agenda was targeting the region's life and liberty.This year, Bonta is being challenged by Republican Roseann Slonsky-Breault, who … Continue reading Rob Bonta’s assembly challenger is a Donald Trump delegate

VIDEO: Honda-Khanna CA17 Candidate Forum

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Rep. Mike Honda confronted Ro Khanna about appealing to Republican donors, two other candidates attacked Khanna instead of the incumbent Mike Honda and Republican Peter Kuo showed his green energy credentials by holding up his solar panel-powered handbag. Last Friday's League of Women Voters 17th Congressional District forum, the one and … Continue reading VIDEO: Honda-Khanna CA17 Candidate Forum

Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

CA17 candidates Pierluigi Oliverio, Rep. MikeHonda and Ro Khanna at the League of WomenVoters candidate forum in Fremont.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The candidates in the 17th Congressional District race were out for blood at a candidates forum Friday in Fremont. Curiously, the prey was not the incumbent Rep. Mike Honda, but his challenger Ro Khanna.In … Continue reading Honda escapes forum unscathed, but the field of candidates, instead, attack Khanna

CA17’s only pre-primary forum will be staged without an audience

Supporters for Ro Khanna and Rep. Mike Hondaget whipped up in a frenzy following a candidatesforum in April 2014 in Fremont. CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT |The only time candidates for the nationally-watched 17th Congressional District race featuring Democrats Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna will face-off before the June primary will occur without an audience.Friday’s League … Continue reading CA17’s only pre-primary forum will be staged without an audience

CA17: GOP candidate says he’s backing Trump; interested in being his delegate

Silicon Valley GOP congressional candidateRon Cohen wants to make the South Bay great, again.CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | Seventeenth Congressional District Republican candidate Ron Cohen says he needs to differentiate himself from his opponents in the seven-person June primary headlined by Democrats Rep. Mike Honda and Ro Khanna.Will coming out in support of Donald Trump do … Continue reading CA17: GOP candidate says he’s backing Trump; interested in being his delegate

LISTEN! East Bay Citizen Podcast with CA17 candidates Peter Kuo, Ron Cohen

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SD10 PREVIEW: An Easy Dem Win Today, With Hints of a GOP Revival Later

Democrat Bob Wieckowski and Republican Peter Kuo.MEET THE CANDIDATES After serving two terms in the State Assembly’s 25th District, Bob Wieckowski is looking to take the next step to the upper house of the Legislature. The 10th District’s latest boundaries followed redistricting that eliminated State Sen. Ellen Corbett’s seat following her being termed out this year. … Continue reading SD10 PREVIEW: An Easy Dem Win Today, With Hints of a GOP Revival Later

DOWN BALLOT: Oct. 30, 2014, 5 Days Until Election Day

OAKLAND MAYOR At the Oakland Sports Forum Wednesday evening at the Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church, most of the 15 mayoral candidate s weighed-in on the future of the city’s professional sports franchises and where they might play for the next generation of fans. The issue is vitally important to Mayor Jean Quan’s re-election bid and … Continue reading DOWN BALLOT: Oct. 30, 2014, 5 Days Until Election Day

Tesla’s Decision to Open Factory in Nevada Puts a Charge into SD10 Race

SD10 opponents Assemblymember BobWiekcowski and Peter KuoSTATE SENATE | DISTRICT 10 | In the months since the June primary Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski’s campaign has been virtually silent. With Republican challenger Peter Kuo also retreating to his corner of Santa Clara County, the race for the 10th State Senate District has been non-existent until this week.The … Continue reading Tesla’s Decision to Open Factory in Nevada Puts a Charge into SD10 Race

12 East Bay Races to Watch This Fall

FALL ELECTION PREVIEW | The November General Election will not go down as one of the most exciting political seasons in history. The statewide ballot is devoid of a contested race. And it's pretty much the same on the federal level. However, if all politics is indeed local, the top dozen races for East Bay … Continue reading 12 East Bay Races to Watch This Fall

Oakland Garbage Contract Hangs Over San Leandro Council, Elections

My story in this week’s East Bay Express on the fallout from Oakland’s garbage contract pinching into San Leandro’s general fund to the tune of around $500,000 annually is reverberating through the city administration and council. It may also end up being a major campaign talking point this fall. In addition to the mayor’s race, … Continue reading Oakland Garbage Contract Hangs Over San Leandro Council, Elections

Khanna Makes a Sly Opening Statement for Attracting Moderates, GOP Voters

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | A Santa Clara County activist's praise for Ro Khanna's help in avoiding a newly built public library from becoming an embarrassing white elephant, may represent the campaign utilizing a bit of sleight of hand to attract Republican voters in November.For some, the story of the Northside Library in Santa Clara … Continue reading Khanna Makes a Sly Opening Statement for Attracting Moderates, GOP Voters

With the Primary in the Rear Mirror, East Bay Campaigns Prepare for November

JUNE PRIMARY | ROUNDUP | Voters in the East Bay and across the state skipped the June primary in droves last week. In Alameda County, less than one-quarter of registered voters cast ballots in the election. The results also indicated that the primary voters in the East Bay were more conservative than in a typical … Continue reading With the Primary in the Rear Mirror, East Bay Campaigns Prepare for November