With five days left in the fall election season, Sen. Bernie Sanders is backing Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan in her close fought re-election against the corporate-backed Derreck Johnson. Sanders made the announcement through former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport, according… Read More ›
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 the past two years by progressive Councilmember Aisha Wahab and an energized coalition of young… 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 ›
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… Read More ›
You didn’t think wealthy Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg came to Oakland just to enjoy a cup of coffee, did you? Bloomberg visited Oakland last Friday and met with Mayor Libby Schaaf. Television camera crews and journalists walked with them… Read More ›
Dublin Vice Mayor Melissa Hernandez’s bid for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors received the endorsement of perhaps its most labor-friendly member last week as the campaign to replace retiring District 1 Supervisor Scott Haggerty heads into the final stretch… Read More ›
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…. Read More ›
Early reaction among Lee’s progressive base for endorsing the centrist Democrat is not positive.
Alameda County Democrats vote to oppose Alameda special election measure to block a homeless center for seniors.
Alameda County Democrats are sticking with party Chair Robin Torello. The long-time party boss, however, had to stave off a strong insurgent bid Wednesday night by Andy Kelley, the Central Committee’s vice-chair. Torello topped Kelley by four votes, 21-17. Five… Read More ›
Major late endorsement may aid her chances next Tuesday, but cause her problems later, if elected, with Oakland progressives.
Bernie Sanders did not endorse Jovanka Beckles at Saturday’s rally in Berkeley.
When 15th Assembly District candidate Jovanka Beckles was asked at a forum two weeks ago to name her political heroes, she heaped praise on former Richmond Councilmember Gayle McLaughlin, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Barbara Lee. The latter may have… Read More ›
It’s an endorsement that has a bit more personal history attached to it than most. Civil rights icon Elaine Brown slammed Oakland Councilmember Desley Brooks in a statement Monday announcing her endorsement of Natasha Middleton, one of four candidates challenging… Read More ›
Some Alameda County Democrats fumed last spring after the local central committee endorsed the candidacy of District Attorney Nancy O’Malley over the progressive candidate, Pamela Price. The decision rankled a growing number of so-called progressive Berniecrats within the county party…. Read More ›
Alameda Labor Council says AC Transit director once accused of domestic violence embodies its values
The influential Alameda Labor Council recently endorsed the re-election of AC Transit board member and accused domestic abuser Joel Young, and was actively lobbying members of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee to do the same right up until the… Read More ›
Oakland’s District 2 councilmember is taking it from all sides as he seeks re-election for the first time
44 weighs in on AD15
State and federal Democratic heavyweights do not weigh in on the race between Buffy Wicks and Jovanka Beckles
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 ›
Neither Beckles or Wicks received much support last January at the state Democratic Party pre-endorsement caucus
Candidate had been endorsed by Oakland Libby Schaaf and Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington.
Ro Khanna Is Rejecting a LGBTQ+ ‘Purity Test’ by Endorsing Fremont City Council Candidate Yang Shao, writes Glen Shaffer.
Jovanka Beckles is angling to be the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the East Bay, but Rep. Ro Khanna is apparently not ready to make a choice in AD15
FPPC appeared compelled to issue a larger fine against Peggy Moore’s 2016 Oakland council campaign
‘There’s no strings attached to my candidacy’: Jovanka Beckles is already attempting to contrast her campaign with the well-funded Buffy Wicks campaign.
Campaign filings this week show that Oakland Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan opened a committee to begin fundraising for a run at Oakland mayor. Two weeks later she dropped out. What happened?
Despite rancor toward Schaaf, Kaplan says the endorsement of her challenger is not payback.
For hours Thursday afternoon, Oakland and East Bay insiders debated whether Rebecca Kaplan was really running for mayor, but then there was a plot twist.
ELECTION LINE: Big money and attacks continue in Alameda County DA race; DeSaulnier AD15 endorsement
Police union IE releases 30-second ad opposing Pamela Price on Thursday.