The big money continues to flow into Oakland’s elections this fall. Ride-hailing tech companies are spending $100,000 to defeat Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, and East Bay labor unions have poured $343,000 into the race to unseat Councilmember Lynette McElhaney, as of… Read More ›
Independent Expenditure Committee
Oakland At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan wore two pins during a virtual press conference on Monday: One for her re-election campaign and another in opposition to Proposition 22, the statewide ballot measure funded by gig companies, such as Lyft, Uber, and… Read More ›
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… 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 ›
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 ›
‘There’s no strings attached to my candidacy’: Jovanka Beckles is already attempting to contrast her campaign with the well-funded Buffy Wicks campaign.
A day after receiving disappointing election results, Alameda County Attorney Candidate Pamela Price is not conceding the race to incumbent DA Nancy O’Malley. Although tens of thousands of uncounted ballots remain countywide, Tuesday night’s tally gave O’Malley a roughy 27,000-vote… Read More ›
The Political Action Committee backed by progressive billionaire George Soros in support of Alameda County District Attorney candidate Pamela Price has produced some of the best mail pieces of this primary season. There are well-designed, uncluttered and deliver a clear,… Read More ›
Consensus says Buffy Wicks wins the primary, but the size of the field and up to seven credible candidates means he difference between second and third will be razor-thin.
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.
Californians United for Safe Neighborhoods and School opposing Pamela Price for District Attorney 2018, an Independent Expenditure Committee, created by San Jose and Los Angeles police unions, issued a strong rebuke to the candidate challenging Alameda County DA Nancy O’Malley… Read More ›
The mailer in support of O’Malley includes a few Tri-Valley mayors who are not even Democrats.
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.
**UPDATED** IE backed by San Jose and Los Angeles police union was formed last Monday to oppose Price. The move suggests the ALCO DA race is about to get even more brutal.