Employing the Do-Nothing Congress Argument

CONGRESS | 17TH DISTRICT | National political pundits say Democrats will attempt to make increasing the minimum wage a major campaign issue this year. We’re already hearing smatterings of this strategy across the country. However, House incumbents across the land will almost assuredly be countered with a refrain similar to what Ro Khanna outlined in … Continue reading Employing the Do-Nothing Congress Argument

Steve Glazer Showing he has Eyes on the Prize in 16th Assembly District Race

ELECTION 2014 | ASSEMBLY | 16TH DISTRICT | Steve Glazer, the moderate Assembly candidate in the 16th District and best bud of Gov. Jerry Brown, should get credit for being aggressive in his early campaigning. Progressives may not appreciate the drum beat of his calls to ban BART workers from ever striking again, but it’s … Continue reading Steve Glazer Showing he has Eyes on the Prize in 16th Assembly District Race

The Bids For The 15th Congressional District’s Unfortunate Soldiers

CONGRESS//15TH DISTRICT | Veterans have had enough of the battlefield, but the race for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s seat in Congress is increasingly leaning toward becoming another type of battleground, one in which each candidate vies for who can do more for those returning from the armed services, past and present.Two weeks ago, Swalwell held a town … Continue reading The Bids For The 15th Congressional District’s Unfortunate Soldiers

Swalwell’s Re-Election Bid To Conjure The Ghost Of Pete Stark

PHOTO/Shane Bond ILLUSTRATION/Steven TavaresCONGRESS//15TH DISTRICT | In 2012, Eric Swalwell had everything go right for him. A lengthy list of East Bay Democrats put off challenging 40-year incumbent Pete Stark last year, state redistricting soften up the then 13th Congressional District into a slightly lighter shade of blue and his opponent virtually imploded without explanation. … Continue reading Swalwell’s Re-Election Bid To Conjure The Ghost Of Pete Stark

For Bonta And Ong, An Energized Filipino Electorate May Be A Game Changer

ASSEMBLY 18 | Often times local political campaigns are run somewhat blindly without much real-time feedback to gauge whether one move is more beneficial than another. You have to keep your ear to the ground and feel your gut. One way is to get inside the minds of voters to understand what they may or may … Continue reading For Bonta And Ong, An Energized Filipino Electorate May Be A Game Changer

Guillen Stokes Interests Of Young East Bay Democrats

ASSEMBLY 18Jan. 31, 2012 | One thing is sure: Abel Guillen has quite an exuberant base backing him for his run at the 18th assembly district. The problem, though, is it may be the one demographic that forces campaign consultants to pull out their hair—young voters.Will they or won’t they bother to vote?As a trustee on … Continue reading Guillen Stokes Interests Of Young East Bay Democrats

Neal Opens Attack Season On Assembly Opponent

ASSEMBLY 18Jan. 26, 2012 | The missive issued by 18th assembly district candidate Kathy Neal Wednesday faulting Joel Young for his latest alleged indiscretion was like a sizzling red flare lighting up the night sky. Her opponents all saw it in the distance and now like former San Francisco supervisor Chris Daly once said, “It’s … Continue reading Neal Opens Attack Season On Assembly Opponent