Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Two progressives groups are urging President-elect Joe Biden to select Oakland Rep. Barbara Lee as his secretary of state. The left-leaning Justice Democrats and the Sunshine Movement, a climate-change group, included Lee on a list of potential progressives to fill Biden's cabinet, The Hill reported on Wednesday. The organizations also suggested naming Sens. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading Progressive groups urge Biden to include Barbara Lee in his cabinet

Khanna touts Warren for veep

In a series of tweets last week, East Bay Rep. Ro Khanna strongly advocated for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to select Sen. Elizabeth Warren as his vice presidential nominee. Khanna, a former co-chair for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign, tweeted, “She needs to be on the ticket.” On Monday, Khanna ramped up his push … Continue reading Khanna touts Warren for veep

Bonta backs Steyer for president

East Bay Assemblymember Rob Bonta is endorsing billionaire Tom Steyer for president, it was announced Wednesday. Bonta, who represents Oakland, Alameda, and San Leandro in the Assembly, lauded Steyer for his leadership in standing up to Big Oil, along with a belief that Steyer can beat President Trump on the issue of the economy. "Tom … Continue reading Bonta backs Steyer for president

Democratic presidential hopefuls are wooing Schaaf, Bonta

When Sen. Kamala Harris abruptly shut down her presidential campaign on Dec. 3 it freed many high-profile Democrats in the state and the East Bay who had supported her effort to begin looking to back other candidates. Democrats such Gov. Gavin Newsom, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta, for instance, made early, an … Continue reading Democratic presidential hopefuls are wooing Schaaf, Bonta

With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Imagine the unlikely scenario of Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign advisor moonlighting as a hot dog vendor at Boston Red Sox games just days before highly-anticipated debates this week, or the senior strategist for Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign serving as a ticket-taker at a fly fishing tournament in Vermont. With the first debates of … Continue reading With crucial debates near, Swalwell’s presidential senior strategist is working A’s games

Swalwell, Harris to debate Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, others on June 28

Two Democratic presidential candidates with ties to the East Bay will join the second night of two much-anticipated debates on June 27-28. East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell, along with Kamala Harris, a former Alameda County prosecutor, (Swalwell is also), will be featured together in the debate on Thursday, June 28. The second debate is seen … Continue reading Swalwell, Harris to debate Biden, Sanders, Buttigieg, others on June 28