Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert shoveled in campaign cash like no other candidate this year, according to finance reports. Haubert's haul was more than double the next highest fundraiser in any race in Alameda County. Oakland At-Large City Council candidate Derreck Johnson was a distant second in a top 10 that included … Continue reading Alameda County’s Top 20 fundraisers

Labor IE pumping big money into Oakland’s District Three race

Labor unions desperately want to defeat Oakland District 3 Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney this November and they have the receipts to show their discontent. An Independent Expenditure Committee (IE) backed the powerful Service Employees International (SEIU) Local 1021, Alameda Labor Council, and other unions, has pumped $343,000 into the District 3 race, through Sept. 19, … Continue reading Labor IE pumping big money into Oakland’s District Three race

ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

Alameda County District 1 supervisorial candidate David Haubert has raised more than $430,000 in contribution this year, according to campaign finance reports released this week. Haubert, the mayor of Dublin, also holds a sizable cash reserve of more than three times larger than his opponent, Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon. Haubert raised $195,016 during the reporting … Continue reading ALCOD1: Haubert has sizable fundraising advantage over Bacon

Challenger sends Rebecca Kaplan a mid-year fundraising wake-up call

Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan is one of the city's most well-known politicians, and seemingly one of its more popular. But her re-election campaign received a major wake-up call after one of her challengers, Oakland restaurateur Derreck Johnson, posted strong mid-year campaign fundraising numbers on Friday that greatly outpaced the incumbent Kaplan's effort. Johnson, the … Continue reading Challenger sends Rebecca Kaplan a mid-year fundraising wake-up call

Bonta tops East Bay legislators with $2.4 million in cash reserves

The lack of competitive state legislative races in the East Bay has not stopped some incumbents from fattening already plump campaign cash reserves.Assemblymember Rob Bonta continues to sport the East Bay's largest cash reserves. His campaign reported $2.4 million in cash on hand, according to finance reports released last week.The only other East Bay state … Continue reading Bonta tops East Bay legislators with $2.4 million in cash reserves

Update: Haubert raised money more than Hernandez, Wieckowski

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Two Alameda County judges hit with FPPC fines from 2016 election

Alameda County Superior Court Judges Scott Jackson and Jennifer Madden were elected to the bench during the 2016 election cycle. Now, both were issued fines by the state's Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) on Friday for failing to report campaign finance reports in a timely manner. Both received stipulations due to be consider at the … Continue reading Two Alameda County judges hit with FPPC fines from 2016 election

Rumors of Quirk’s retirement are greatly exaggerated

Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk's move to Union City last year and profligate spending for a re-election campaign that faced token opposition raised questions last fall for many in the district who suspected the long-time official was signaling an end to service in public office. "Not retiring yet," Quirk wrote in an email to the East … Continue reading Rumors of Quirk’s retirement are greatly exaggerated

ALAMEDA: Mayor Spencer’s re-election campaign reports no money; no worries

Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay

OAKLAND: Libby Schaaf, Loren Taylor, Chris Young report $100k in fundraising this year

Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions

Sheriff Ahern’s campaign just gave $50,000 to IE supporting O’Malley

Some suspicious campaign finance filings by IEs backing Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley is raising the question of whether dark money has entered the race.