Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

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 the first time the general region has seen a competitive race for supervisor since Haggerty … Continue reading Alameda County Supervisor preview: Missed opportunity?

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

Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

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, and a field of newcomers baptized by Hayward's dramatic push to the left stoked over … Continue reading Large, energized field of candidates in Hayward

Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

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 well-known in the district’s Tri-Valley half, but less so in Fremont. “I love Fremont,” Haubert … Continue reading Candidates for Alameda County supervisor are pulling no punches

Gift that could keep giving: Kamala Harris endorses Oakland at-large candidate Derreck Johnson

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 Derreck Johnson for decades and I know that through his leadership and dedication he has … Continue reading Gift that could keep giving: Kamala Harris endorses Oakland at-large candidate Derreck Johnson

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

Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

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 know these races are being fought in their mailboxes by way of tens of thousands … Continue reading Charter school PAC backed by Walmart heirs is dominating two Alameda County Board of Ed races

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

ALSO: Campaign finance totals from Alameda County Board of supervisor and education.

49ers owner contributes to Wieckowski’s campaign

The San Francisco 49ers are heading to the Super Bowl. State Sen. Bob Wieckowski just hopes to make it to the November general election in Alameda County's District 1 Board of Supervisors race. Jed York, the 49ers owner, wants to help the state senator whose current district includes Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, the home … Continue reading 49ers owner contributes to Wieckowski’s campaign

San Leandro scuttles campaign finance reforms

Cities without campaign contribution limits, however, will be preempted by a new state law coming into effect in 2021.

No. Scott Haggerty is not running for re-election, he just likes chili

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 chili cook-off re-election fundraiser on July 26 is throwing people for a loop. Haggerty has … Continue reading No. Scott Haggerty is not running for re-election, he just likes chili

GO BIG. BE BOLD. GO HOME: SWALWELL ENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

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 last week, the end of Swalwell's presidential campaign appeared near. The rumors proved correct Monday … Continue reading GO BIG. BE BOLD. GO HOME: SWALWELL ENDS PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

Wieckowski drops out of congressional race after less than a month

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 thought and review of the political landscape, I know I can best serve our community … Continue reading Wieckowski drops out of congressional race after less than a month

Swalwell on presidential run: ‘I see nothing but green lights so far’

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 got staff in Iowa. We're hiring in New Hampshire, South Carolina right now," he said. … Continue reading Swalwell on presidential run: ‘I see nothing but green lights so far’