The Alameda County Board of Supervisors is by far the most stable elected body in the East Bay. But after 24 years at the helm of the Tri-Valley and Fremont District 1, Supervisor Scott Haggerty is retiring. This year mark… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Boosted by an emboldened group of progressives and activists, Hayward’s sprawling 13-candidate race for four seats on the City Council could be a once-in-generation reconfiguration of its political power structure. The field of 13 candidates this November, includes three incumbents,… Read More ›
Dublin Mayor David Haubert opened the first public debate last month with Fremont Councilmember Vinnie Bacon in the race for the open District 1 seat on the powerful Alameda County Board of Supervisors by striking a friendly tone. Haubert is… Read More ›
Oakland at-large City Council candidate Derreck Johnson received a major endorsement on Monday from Sen. Kamala Harris. And with Harris on the short-list to be Joe Biden’s vice-presidential nominee, the endorsement could loom even larger in the fall. “I’ve known… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
Each of the five total candidates in a pair of Alameda County Board of Educations races on the March primary ballot have small to non-existent campaigns of their own. But voters in Alameda’s Area 2 and in Hayward’s Area 5… Read More ›
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… Read More ›
ALSO: Campaign finance totals from Alameda County Board of supervisor and education.
Cities without campaign contribution limits, however, will be preempted by a new state law coming into effect in 2021.
For months Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty looked and sounded a little less rambunctious than normal. Last May, he surprised many by announcing he would step down next year as District 1 county supervisor. But a flyer promoting his annual… Read More ›
Eric Swalwell’s campaign began on a sound stage inside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City and ended 91 days later in a small union hall in Dublin. After canceling two-days of Fourth of July events in New Hampshire… Read More ›
State Sen. Bob Wieckowksi’s campaign for Congress is over before it even started after he announced his exit on Friday from the race for Rep. Eric Swalwell’s seat in the 15th Congressional District. Wieckowski told The Mercury News, “After much… Read More ›
There appears no going back now when it comes to Rep. Eric Swalwell’s presidential aspirations. While in New Hamsphire on Thursday, Swalwell reiterated that his presumptive presidential campaign is ramping up towards a likely announcement in the near future. “I’ve… Read More ›
ALAMEDA: After complaint, group behind special election initiative reveals who’s funding their campaign
Two days after an Alameda resident filed a complaint this week with the Fair Political Practices Commission that the group behind a ballot measure set for an April special election failed to disclose who is funding their campaign, they filed… Read More ›
Friends of Crab Cove, the proponents of a ballot measure set to come before voters at a special election next April, have never filed a campaign finance report since their effort began eight months ago. In response, an Alameda resident… Read More ›
Slate responds to FPPC complaint with flyer depicting San Leandro landlord as Pinocchio’s puppet master.
Altogether, the number of alleged campaign finance violations is potentially more than 200.
AD15: Labor IE is using classic sitcom theme songs to mock Buffy Wicks’ ties to wealthy special interests
An Independent Expenditure Committee (IE) backed by labor unions is using the power of Cindy Brady and Mr. Furley against 15th Assembly District candidate Buffy Wicks. A pair of short animated videos aim to link Wicks to billionaires who are… Read More ›
Hayward Councilmember Marvin Peixoto’s re-election coffers received a boost Tuesday after he loaned $18,000 to his own campaign. The quick injection of cash, however, only adds to Peixoto’s already significant campaign debts. Following council campaigns in 2008, 2010 and 2014,… Read More ›
National Association of Realtor have spent nearly $150,000 to stop Hayward’s Measure T real estate transfer tax increase.
ELECTIONLINE: Women in Oakland’s District 6 form voting bloc to defeat Desley Brooks; Special interests give $282,500 to Wicks-supported IE
OAKLAND DISTRICT 6 BATTLE LINES SHAPE UP During an endorsement meeting at the East Bay Express two weeks ago, the four challengers seeking to end Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks’ long reign in District 6 hinted a strategy for using the… Read More ›
Later, Buffy Wicks gave President Barack Obama hearty praise. “I love me some Barack Obama.”
Site aims to link Buffy Wicks with her donors who hold moderate or conservative histories.
Spencer only spent $10,325 in 2014 to register the biggest upset in the East Bay
San Leandro Councilmember Benny Lee’s ever-growing city council campaign coffers is coming in handy for his mayoral campaign this fall against first-term Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter. Lee transferred $50,000 from his council committee to his mayoral campaign last March—an already… Read More ›
Oakland District 4 candidates who recently suspended his campaign, reported an impressive $113,000 in contributions
Year-end campaign finance reports last February showed groups and individuals associated with landlords and property owners had contributed to three Hayward elected officials expecting to run for office this November. Two were not exactly surprising since they bend politically toward property… Read More ›
Why is Alameda County Measure A giving the Dem Central Committee $30k during the final stretch of the campaign?
Some strange things are going on with the Alameda County Childcare Measure A half-cent sales tax initiative.